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College Greetings. 

Vol. I. 

Jacksonville, III., July, 1897. 

No. 1, 

^ College Greetings, ^ 

Published Monthly during the College Year by the Alumnae 
and Students of The Illinois Female College. 

MARY E. LOAR, '69, I 

General Manager 

Associate Editors 

Associate Alumnae Editors 



Alumnae, Faculty and Students are invited to contribute 
articles, personals and items 

All communications must be accompanied by the writer's 
name, as well as the signature which she intends to have ap- 

All communications should be addressed to 

COLLK«iK GKKKTINGS, .Jacksonville. lU. 

Greetings to HU. 

Our College paper owes its origin to the hearty re- 
ception that has been accorded to the three Issues of the 
Jubilee Greetings, and the many letters received asking 
that It may be made permanent. It will be mainly a 
news paper, giving to the alumns and students a summa- 
ry of happenings of general Interest in connection with 
the College and its alumna;. It will regularly be a twelve 
page paper, but we have enlarged this first Issue so as 
to give a fuller account of our Jubilee Anniversary. 

We send hearty greetings to all, and hope that all will 
receive this first issue in the same spirit. The best way 
to show your appreciation is to send at once the fittv 
cents subscription price, If vou have not already done so, 
so as to be sure that your name is on our regular list. 

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Report of the Conference Visitors. 

Jubilee of the Illinois Female College. 


(Central Christian Advocate, June 23, 1897.) 
The jubilee anniversary and semi-centennial com- 
mencement exercises of the Illinois" Female College and 
Colleges of Music and Art were held In the College build- 
ing, Jacksonville, Illinois, from May 13 to June 2, 1897. 
Great interest was taken as evinced by the concourse of 
people present at every exercise, consisting of patrons of 
the .school and the general public, and showing that 
after fifty years of noble work, the Illinois Female College 

with Its departments of Music and Art, has lost none of 
its prestige, but on the contrary shows a vigor and promise 
tor the future, unsurpassed in any previous years of its 

Its courses of studies are broader and higher than ever 
before, and the grades of the students show thorough 
work on the part of both teachers and pupils. The recital 
by the graduates of the College of Music occurred May 13, 
and that of the School of Elocution, and College of Musk 
on May 21. Each of these gave evidence of the highest 
instrumental and vocal culture and elocutionary training. 
E.xaminations were given May 28 and 29. These were 
searching and evinced correct scholarship and mental dis- 
cipline, showing mastery of the studies. On May 29 and 
31, the Belles-Lett res and Phi Xu Societies gave open 
meetings. The exercises of these societies and the reading 
of the graduating essays on May 31, gave evidence of 
careful training in literarystYie,clearthought and elocution, 
much in advance of most graduating exercises. 

The baccalaureate sermon was preached in Grace 
Church, Sunday morning. May 30. by Rev. Chris. Galeener. 
It was, says the Jacksonville Journal : "An eloquent dis- 
course, brimful of practical advice." At the same service 
President Marker delivered the address to the graduating 

The trustees and conference visitors met on Monda\, 
May 31. There was a very large attendance of one of 
the finest boards to be found in Methodism. The various 
reports showed a prosperous year. Over 200 students 
have been enrolled. The finances of the institution were 
found to be in a prosperous condition. All expenses had 
been paid, $2,000 had been expended in repairs, and a cash 
surplus remained in the treasury. In addition, $7,500 
mostly in cash, had been raised during the year for the 
purpose of securing additional groiinds and buildings. 
This sum was mostly contributed by the alumna In small 
amounts, over three hundred persons having thus shown 
their interest in and appreciation of the College. There 
ought to he raised $10,000 more next vear for the same 

Tuesday, June 1, was alumna? day, and was a red 
letter day for the College, one never excelled in Its past 
history. Dr. D. H. Moore, editor of the Western Christian 
Advocate^ delivered the address to the students and 
general public in Centenary Church on June 2. It was a 
masterly effort. Nineteen young ladies at its conclusion 
went forth with their diplomas from the College halls to 
join the great army of cultivated Christian women who 
have gone forth from the same school for the last fifty 


College Greetings. 

This jubilee occasion wa^ memorable because of the 
presence ot several ot the former presidents of the College. 
The venerable Dr. J. F. Jaquess, its first president, Dr. 
W. H. DeMotte and Dr. W. F. Short, were present and 
gave interest to the occasion by their e.xcellent addresses 
and social intercourse with students and alumna. All 
departments of the College are prospering. The Colleges 
of Art and Music as well as that of Literature are doing 
splendid work. The drawing and painting in all forms 
ut the art shows careful instruction and superior merit. 
The same is true of music. It is becoming clearer every 
year that the Illinois Female College affords a great 
opportunit\' to the Church to educate its daughters. .And 
it is to be sincereK' hoped that means will be forthcoming 
to provide accommodations and equipment to make the 
school large enough to meet all the demands of Methodism 
in the region contiguous, and to put it in the front rank of 
colleges for the education of young women. The remarka- 
bly good health of the students is a cause for gratitude. 
During the past four vears there has not been a case ot 
fatal, or even serious illness. We take pleasure in com- 
mending this school as being equal to anv school of its 
kind in the west, and urge the patronage of all desiring 
to educate their daughters where the best social, moral 
and religious influencs will surround them. 

Signed b\- order and in behalf of the Conference Visitors. 

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Literary Society Open Meetings. 

The College has two e.xcellent literary societies, the 
^Belles Lettres. organized in 1851, and the Phi Nu. organ- 
ized in 1S53. Many past members were present this year 
at their open meetings and much general interest was 
manifested. The societies greally need Society Halls 
and we trust that before long this need may be met. The 
following programs were rendered: 


The first event of commencement week in Illinois 
Female College was the Belles Lettres open meeting on 
May 29, 1897, and the most important week of the year 
could not have been ushered in in a more successful 

The meeting was called to order at 8 o'clock hv the 
president. After prayer by the chaplain, came roll call 
and reading of the minutes by the secretary. Miss Huck- 

The first number on the program was an instrumental 
solo by Miss Clara Knollenberg. Miss Knollenberg is a 
musician of whom not only the society but the College 
is proud. 

The essay, "Wise Fools," by Miss Grace Ed\the 
Wharton, was ne.xt. It was well written and was 
decidedly original. 

Miss Vest followed with a recitation, "The Confes- 

sional." She showed not only unusuali\' high talent but 
careful training and study. Miss Vest has become a decid- 
ed favorite with Jacksonville audiences during the past 

Next was the oration "The Turks," by Miss Eliza- 
beth Katheryne Winterbottom. and she showed herself to 
be able not only to write a good oration but to deliver it 
in the best manner. 

A poem, " Allegro," written and read by Miss Mary 
Eleanor Huntley was the next number. It was bright 
and original. 

The extemporizer of the avening was Miss Helen 
Kennedy who made an excellent speech on the subject 
"The Passage of the Air Ship." 

The first part of the program closed with a piano solo 
by Miss Jessie Wharton. As a musician she is well 
known in Jacksonville, and her selection, "Waltz Sere- 
nade," was rendered very skillfully. 

The second part of the program consisted of a debate, 
"Resolved; that free text books would be beneficial to the 
public schools." The debaters were Bertha Alice Joy and 
Amelia Graves DeMotte for the affirmative. Lilian Davis 
and Dot Elizabeth Dorsey for the negative. The ar- 
guments for both sides were excellent and showed that 
the young ladies had given their subject careful study. 
Miss Dorsev's speech wasunusually good and she was en- 
couraged by frequent applause from the audience. Both 
merits and ability were awarded to the negative. 

Business was dispensed with and after second roll 
call the society adjourned. 

The program was one of which all Belles Lettres are 
justly proud. 


On Monday evening May 31, occurred the open meet- 
ing cf the Phi Nu society. The chapel, library and hall 
of the College were packed and many went away be- 
cause of the lack of standing room. The ushers. Misses 
Gladys Wright, Mae Stevenson, Mary and Mabel Helm, 
Vera Lingsweiler and Ray Lewis, distributed unique pro- 
grams printed on white paper with blue covers, the blue 
and white being the society colors. The chapel was 
simply but tastefully decorated with palms, roses and 

The society was called to order by the president. 
Miss Burnett, after which Miss Kenyon, the secretary, 
called the first roll and read the minutes of the previous 

Praver was then offered by the chaplain Miss Mitchell. 

The first number on the program proper was a song 
by a trio from the Lorelei Club. This was followed by 
an essay entitled "A Follower of Art" by Miss Edna 
Harley. The essay showed that the lady fully under- 
stood her subject and it brought forth many words of 
praise from the audience. 

Miss McFadden gave a recitation "The Nine Cent 

COT.LEGE Greetings. 


Girls" by H. C. Bunner in a verv cliarniing manner and 
was encored, but modestly declined. 

Next came a song, "Le Tortortelle," by Miss Grace 
Wood, rendered in her usual charming manner. Heartilv 
encored, she responded with equal acceptance. 

" The Noise and Silence of Change" was the title of 
the oration which was given hv JVliss Ale.xander. The 
oration was highly pleasing and displayed mu;li thought 
on the part of the writer. 

JVliss Fama Reynolds, a graduate of the School of 
Elocution, gave a select reading, and being encored re- 
sponded with a dramatic selectinn which displayed her tal- 
ent to a great advantage. Miss Reynolds is the first 
graduate of the School of Elocution, and the Phi Nu's are 
justly proud of having her among their members. 

Misses lla McClelland and Grace Gilmore gave a 
violin duet, which displayed to the best advantage the 
musical ability of the two young ladies. A motion was 
then made that there be a five minute recess, but was lost. 

Then came the debate. Resolved: "That capital 
punishment should be abolished. Affirmative: Leader, 
Elsie Laughney. Responsible, Madge Balch. Negative. 
Leader: Lu Cinda Burnett. Responsible: Edna Case. 

The debate was very close, both sides upholding the 
arguments in a very creditable manner. The judges 
awarded both the merits and ability to the negative. 
After singing the society song, entitled "Phi Nu," written 
by one of the past members Miss Grace Buxton, the soci- 
ety adjourned, thus ending one of the best open meetings 
the society has ever held. 

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The Colleg;e of Music and School of Elocution. 


(Jacksonville Journal, May 14, 1897.) 

The commencement season of 1897 tor Jacksonville 
was inaugurated last night with a graduates' recital by 
Miss lla McClelland and Miss Florynce Paine Clark, 
of the College of Music, in Grace Methodist Church. The 
large audience room was completely filled by people from 
all parts of the city and there was not one present but 
enjoyed the program. 

The plan of having graduates give individual reci 
tals at commencement was introduced bv the College of 
Music a year ago and has proven very satisfactorv both 
to the performers and the public. 

Miss McClelland, a pupil of Professor Wallace P. 
Day, has finished a thoroug); course in piano, and bv 
her performance last night she evinced that her study had 
not been without results. Her technique is excellent and 
finished and she plays with unusual power of expression. 
Last night her selections were widely varied in character 
and well calculated to display her talent. 

Miss.Clark's voice has been heard frequently in Jack- 

sonville during recent years and always with pleasure. 
A pupil of Miss Kreider she does credit to her teacher, as 
her clear soprano is that of an artist. It is a flexible voice. 
pure and strong in tone and always effectively used. The 
performer also has a stage presence, which is unaffected 
and consequently taking with an audience. 

The entire program of last night may be truthfully 
characterized as brilliant. The concluding number was 
given with a double quartet, composed of pupils of the 
College of Music, namely Misses Wood, Okey, McFadden 
and Welden. Messrs Waters, Hoblit. Kreider and Read. 
The program follows: 

Fantasie in C minor Mozart 

(Second piano part by Grieg) 

Scherzo from Sonata Op. 31, No 3 Beethoven 

Recitative-Estrano! ( Verdi 

Cavatina-Ah! fors'e lui ^ 

The Trout Schubert-Heller 

The Whispering Wind Wollenhaupt 

Songs— Gretchen am Spinrade Schubert 

Die Lotosblume Schumann 

Cross Mendelssohn 

L'Ete Chaminade 

Polonaise in E flat. Op. 22 Chopin 

(Orchestra part on second piano.) 

Songs— To Blossoms Arthur Foote 

The Robin Sings E. A. McDowell 

Slumber Song Gerrit Smith 

The Miller's Daughter G. W. Chadwick 

My Ships are Coming Home J. H. Brewer 

Serenade and Allegro Giocoso Op. +3 Mendelssohn 

(Orchestra parts on the organ.) 

Aria— in tlamatus from the Stabat Mater Rossini 

(With double quartet.) 


(Illinois Courier, May 22, 1897.) 
The graduating recital of the Misses Jessica Mae 
Whorton and Fama Lora Reynolds at Grace Church 
Friday evening was attended by a large and verv appre- 
ciative audience. The ability displayed by these young 
ladies, at what may be said the beginning of their career 
in the musical and elocutionary fields, was something ex- 
ceedingly remarkable and should they in the future 
achieve one-half the triumphs that is wished for them by 
their many friends, their comely heads will be among the 
clouds the major part ot their existence. 

The numbers of the program were very ,hapRily 
chosen, especially the musical. The mistake is too often 
made in affairs of this kind in having the music of so ad- 
vanced a classical nature as to be beyond the comprehen- 
sion of ordinary mortals. ,|n this instance the music was 
sufficiently classical to suit those of the audience who are 
musicians, and yet was of a nature that afforded a great 
deal of pleasure to those not so fortunate In the wav of an 

At 8 o'clock when the exercises began the prettily 


College Greetinos. 

decorated chuiLh was filled tu the extent that the youiis 
ladies who ot^iciated as ushers were unable to find seats 
for late arrivals and they were compelled to remain stand- 
ing in the rear and aisles. 

Miss Reynolds was the first to appear and she very 
quickly gave evidence of possessing rare talent. The 
young lady has a wonderfully flexible voice and the ease 
with which she changed it from the bass voice of a robust 
man to the strident tones of an irate female, from the soft 
modulated voice of a young girl to the hoarse whisper of 
a dying man, elicited storms of applause. One of the 
most pleasing of numbers was a pathetic piece entitled 
"The Light from over the Range," and at its close there 
was a suspicous fluttering of handkerchiefs among the 
ladies of the audience. 

Miss Wharton in the rendering of the musical part of 
the program proved herself to be quite a favorite. All of 
her numbers received masterly interpretation, and <he 
"Invitation to the Dance," in its difficult and brilliant 
passages gave her an opportunity to display the fine 
technique and deft fingering of which she is possessed 
and which called for an enthusiastic encore from the 

Taken altogether Illinois Female College and its 
teachers may well be proud of these young graduates. 
The following is the program: 

Herve Riel Robert Browning 

Prelude and Fugue. Op. 35 Mendelssohn 

A Village Singer Mary E. Wilkins 

Arabeske, Op. IS Schumann 

Bourree Moderne in A minor Tours 

The Light from Over the Range 

La Fileuse Raff 

Minuet in A flat E. H. Sherwood 

Scene 1, Act 111, King John Shakespeare 

Invitation to the Dance Weber-Bulow 

The Dream Ship Eugene Field 

(With musical accompaniment.) 

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Annual Exhibit of the School of Fine Art. 

It was very fitting that at the Jubilee Year, the Art 
exhibition should have been the best display the School 
has made in many years. 

The wails of the reception rooms, where the pictures 
were shown, were covered with sketches in color, pencil, 
ink, with charcoaJ drawings from cast and life, still-life and 
flowers and some interesting poses. Although the black 
and white work, and particularly the cast drawings, may 
seem to be "five-finger exercises." made visible, and as 
such may be dry and uninteresting to the casual observer, 
yet it is possible for drill work to be artistically done. To 
be able to see the artistic, to extract the picturesque from 
the common, to discern the possibilities about us, is cer- 
tainly a worthy aim. That this ability is being develop- 
ed, is evident in much of the work. 

Perhaps the best out door sketch in the collection 
was shown by Miss Edna Harley and entitled "Sharp 
St." Where Sharp St. is, may be a mystery to many 
Jacksonville people, but to the observing student there 
are more accessible works than are dreamed of by the 
few. Robinson or others of the impressiarist school might 
have been the prompting influence in this sunny little 
sketch; there is pure flesh color and good drawing in the 
rising ground. 

Two little impressions taken from the studio window 
show in one the walk and street in front of the College 
through the blur of a spring rain; in the other, roofs and 
houses with Centenary Church also in a rain. 

The flower studies show grace in arrangement and 
pleasing color. Many were executed in the combined 
medium of pastel and charcoal. Some chrysanthemums, 
by Miss Harley and others, pink against a blue back- 
ground, by Miss Blackburn, were much admired, as were 
also "Cosmos," and a fall "Easter Lilv," bv Bessie 
Marker. The "Pink Roses," in water color by Miss Ellis, 
and some "Pansies." by Miss Mary Helm, were fresh and 
crisp, lacked the heaviness of the average amateur water 
color. A most harmonious arrangement was "Snow- 
balls," done in oil and mounted upon dark green. The 
flowers themselves showed considerable originality in 
both handling and composition. 

Perhaps the most ambitious study in the room was 
the large "Still-life" containing violin, books, papers and 
drapery, by Miss Blackburn. 

To do a large study well requires a certain discipline 
not so neccessarv in the clever rendering of a smaller 
sketch. A richly colored study of "Apples" by Miss 
Bertha Joy, "Peaches" by Miss Blackburn, "Radishes 
and Onions" by Miss Edith Austin, and a pastel of var- 
ious fruits by Bessie Marker. All show this same disci- 
pline and honest endeavor on the part of the student. The 
results of the Sketch Class which has met once a week 
during the winter, was shown in the work of Misses 
Ellis, Mairgrove, Austin, Blackburn and Harley. Of the 
black and white work, some excellent study was shown 
in the drawings of the full length cast by Miss Edith 
Austin, in out door sketches by Misses Claire Stevenson, 
Helm, Kennedy and Flora Beach. Alice Jess and Nellie 
O'Hare, exhibited some pleasing and_well executed 
flov/er studies. 

The calendar designs by pupils in the Intermediate 
Grade who received but twenty minutes instructions a 
day were interesting in their originalitv and taste. The 
designs were floral and made primarily from nature, each 
pupil following her own idea of decoration. The quota- 
tions even, suitable to ea:h month, were selected bv the 

A practical application of the principles taught is 
shown in the reproduced drawings. A series of pen and 
ink drawings with the zinc plate used in the process and 
the reduced reproduction. These drawings were by 
Misses Blackburn. Harley, Austin and Harker. 

COLLKGE Greetings. 


The most attractive part of the exhibit seemed to be the 
china, shown on a small table and in a handsome cabi- 
net on the north side of the room. Upon this worl< there 
were many approving comments. The daintiness of its 
decoration and the good taste in its color and not too lav- 
ish use of gold proved an agreeable lesson in ornamental 
art. Miss Austin showed some excellent decorations in 
conventionlal designs. Mrs. Marker and Mrs. C. H. Smith 
in floral decorations. Misses Ellis, Harley. McFadden 
and Mitchell, also showed creditable work. 

With but few exceptions, the exhibition contained 
work only that had been done since Xmas, and the 
examples here collected certainly show well directed en- 
thusiasm in this department. 

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Baccalaureate Services. 

(Jacksonville iournal, .June 1, 1897.1 
Many people were unable to gain admission to Grace 
M. E. Church Sunday, the attraction being the baccalau- 
reate service of Illinois Female College. The many stu- 
dents of the institution were conspicuous, and the senior 
class, nineteen in number, occupied seats directly in front 
of the pulpit. There was special music by soloists from 
the College. Dr. W. F. Short offered an earnest prayer. 
Dr. W. H. DeMotte read the Scripture lesson, and then 
Rev. Chris Galeener, pastor of the church, preached the 
sermon, taking as his text a part of the tenth verse of the 
third chapter of Acts, "At the beautiful gate of the 

. It was an eloquent discourse, brim full of practical 
advice to the young ladies about to go forth from college 
life. He compared graduation to a gate way, and said 
much depended on which way it was opened. Many 
look upon release from school life as the beginning of 
pleasures, while others realize that it is but the entrance 
to broader fields of opportunity. The speaker referred to 
the gateway of wisdom which he defined, not so much a 
fund of knowledge as in utilizing what we know, to the 
advantage; to the gateway of success, which consists in 
attaining happiness and makfng others happy; the gate- 
way of usefulness, which does not imply that one must 
do great things. He urged his hearers to go forth to con- 
front the various portals of life equipped with the keys of 
opportunity, enthusiasm, determination, purpose and 

Dr. J. R. Marker then made an address to the class, 
as follows: 

Young ladies of the graduating class: Every year 
brings to me a larger and clearer view of the importance 
of the commencement occasii n to the class. It is a test- 
ing time for you, a time to ti ' of what meterials your 
character has been builded, and with what strength and 
harmony and proportion these materials have been 
wrought together. .; 

Hitherto, your lives have been guided for you. Al- 
most every step of the way has been marked out for you 
by loving and anxious parents. They have chosen your 
path for you, smoothing down the rough places, whenever 
it could be done, and gently lifting you and carrying you 
when the road could not be smoothed or when you showed 
any signs of weariness. In your school life, your teachers 
have stood in loco parentis. They have arranged your 
studies for you, and have guided you daily and hourly in 
all your studies. But the world moves steadily forward, 
and you have been moving with it. Others are now de- 
manding the world's attention; the classes in school are 
crowding forward, the juniors of to-day become the seniors 
of to-morrow, and you — we crown you with the berries, 
call you "Baccalaureate," and crowd you out. 

Your parents and teachers will follow you with anx- 
ious thought and prayers. Others will be indifferent, 
some will oppose you, but all alike, whether friendly or 
indifferent or hostile, think of you now that you ought to 
begin to go in larger measure alone. This is why I said 
this is a testing time. Some, when thus left, stand quite 
still for months and years. The worlds move over them 
and they are soon lost to view. Some, mistaking license 
for liberty, glad to find restraint relaxed, run swiftly down 
forbidden paths, and are worse than lost to view. But 
there are others. They were in Emerson's mind when he 

"How near is glory to our dust; 

How near is God to man; 
When duty whispers low. Thou must. 
The youth replies, 1 can." 

These bravely grasp the staff of life, look boldly to 
the summit of the mountain and taking as their motto, 
"Viam inveniani, aut Faciam" — "I will either find a way 
or make one," move steadily forward to the accomplish- 
ment of their appointed duty. Young ladies, which shall 
it be? We cannot tell, we can only hope and pray. 

I feel toward you as a class a peculiar interest or 
tenderness. We entered the College together. We have 
taken the course together. And now together, we stand 
looking out into the future. The advice that is good for 
you is good for me, and I am now going to try to express 
my own deepest need, and ask you to join me in my own 
earnest prayer. I have said that henceforth we must try 
to go alone. But we cannot do it. Humanly we can, we 
must. Indeed, humanly, we must do more — we must 
help others to go, as others have helped us. But all past 
experience proves human inability to direct itself, unless 
divinely aided. Christ never, spoke a truer word than 
when he said, "Without me ye can do nothing." Let us 
not attempt to begin life's duties without Him. This is 
the secret of all life's failures. 

The picture that 1 wish to keep before me is that of Mo- 
ses in his tent walking face to face with God. He was 
engaged in a great undertaking. He was beginning to 
realize as he had never done before, his own weakness. 
The thought that perhaps God might not accompany him 


CoLLECxE Greetings. 

completeU- overpiiv\-ers him. and he cries In agon\ of soul, 
"If thv presence go not with us, carry us not up hence." 
This is my prayer for myself and you this morning. That 
we mav realize everywhere the full meaning of "Imman- 
uel, God is with us." God's presence will keep us pure. 
No unhallowed thought can enter if His presence fills the 
heart. His presence will give us power. No burden will 
be too heavy, no duty too hard, it our help comes from 
the Lord, who made heaven and earth. In his compan- 
ionship there will be peace. In all life's storms His voice 
will be heard above the raging of the tempest, saying. 
"Peace, be still." In His presence is fullness of joy, and 
at his right hand are pleasures forever more, not in heav- 
en after death alone, but even here and now. 

Here, then, together let us make our prayer for the 
Divine companionship, "If thy presence go not with us, 
carry us not up hence." "I will not let thee go. unless 
thou bless me," and may the gracious answer come to all 
of us, "My presence shall go with thee, and 1 will give 
thee rest." 

The benediction was then pronounced by Rev. Dr. 

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Class Day Exercises. 

(Jacksonville Journal, June 1, 1897.) 

Class Day at the Illinois Female College was a de- 
cidedly unique and original event. Instead of being con- 
ducted in the usual manner, the young ladies had arranged 
that there should be a decided innovation, so Misses Bur- 
nett and DeMotte took their place on the platform of the 
chapel and one by one the members of the class filed in 
and were "received" in real earnest. They talked awhile, 
all at once, something unusual with a company of ladies, 
and then each number on the program was announced in 
an informal manner. 

Miss Margaret Balch^onvulsed all with a recitation. 
"Mr. Brown has had his hair cut." All know this lady's 
ability as an elocutionist, and she did admirably on this 

Then came a piano duet bv Misses Ha McClelland 
and Jessie Whorton, which was e.xcellent. The young 
ladies showed themselves accomplished musicians, and 
received loud applause. 

Misses Lu Cinda Burnett and Grace Whorton alter- 
nately gave the class history without manuscript, and did 
it in an amusing and witty manner, while Annie Hinrich- 
sen told of the idiosyncracies of each member, setting 
forth the peculiarities which distinguish the members in a 
manner that showed she knew what she was talking 
about and how to talk. 

Miss Florynce Clark delighted all present with a 
song, and so pleased was her audience that she was com- 
plimented with a hearty encore. 

Miss Fama R. Reynolds read the class poem, which 

was not long but very good, and showed that the writer 
had a decided genius in constructing verse. 

It was left for Miss Lillian Davis to read the will of 
the class, and the wa>' in which the belongings were dis- 
posed of was a caution and caused many peals of laughter. 

Miss Linda Lavton, acting in the capacity of a for- 
tune teller, had each one of the class kneel before her and 
extend her hand, and then the make-believe gypsy read 
the future from the outstretched member. She was es- 
pecialK' happy in the effort, and pleasing were her humor- 
ous and grave predictions. 

The last thing was singing the class song, and at the 
last the juniors in the rear of the room vied with the sen- 
iors in the chorus and came near succeeding. They had 
a parody on the chorus and were determined to be heard, 
and outside gave their class yell and sang in a vigorous 

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Illinois Female College Graduates do Themselves 
Great Credit. 

(Illinois Courier, June 1, 1S97.) 

The graduating class of 1897 of the Illinois Female 
College read their essays to a very appreciative audience 
in the Collge chapel Monday afternoon. They were all 
model compositions, couched in the most beautiful lan- 
guage, and gave evidence of untiring industry and search- 
ing investigation on the part of their authors. 

Dr. Harker stated that in the requirement of the fac- 
ulty that called for the preparation of essays by the pupils 
it was their intention to have the young ladies acquire the 
ability to give expression to their ideas in appropriate 
words. In the exercises of yesterday afternoon the 
marked enthusiasm with which the wishes of the faculty 
were entertained was demonstrated beyond cavil. 

The first number on the program was a vocal duet, 
"Greeting,'' Mendelssohn, in which the sweet voices of 
the Misses Wood and McFadden blended most harmoni- 
ously, and following which the invocation was asked by 
Rev. W. H. DeMotte. 

"Sacrificial No" was the subject used by the first fair 
young essayist who addressed the audience. Miss Jessie 
Lenora Huckstep, in which was related a legend of an 
Egyptian queen who subordinated and sacrificed all those 
possessions and pleasures usually so dear to the weaker 
sex, to the preservation of her womanly dignity. The 
marvelous descriptive powers that were exhibited in the 
rendering of the essay were at the same time the wonder 
and admiration of every one p.esent. 

Miss Emma Burnett fol/jwed with a well-prepared es- 
say on the subject, "Hidden Harmonies." In this the 
audience was entertained by a highly original dissertation 
upon the beautiful and mostly hidden (to the not over 


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close observer) harmonies that exist throughout all na- 
ture; the wondrous music that was produced from appar- 
ently unharmonious sources by Beethoven and kindred 
masters; the harmony that is in the well-ordered life; the 
wondrous melodies of the soul and the general soothing 
and uplifting qualities of song. 

Miss Grace Gilmore followed with an artistically ren- 
dered piano solo, entitled "Moment Musical," Mosz- 

"America — The Optimist's View," was the subject 
chosen by Linda M. Boyce Layton. The essay was one 
in which enthusiastic patriotism was evinced, and the su- 
perior excellence of our beloved country was stated in 
well selected and emphatic language. The superiority of 
our climate, soil, recuperations from the effects of war, 
the world's fair, inventions, our advancement, progress 
and prosperity, were all expressed in a manner that would 
have proved satisfactory to the most optimistic of opti- 

"A Classical Romance" was a most appropriate title 
for the essay of Lu Cinda Burnett. It certainly was a ro- 
mance, and it was surely written in the most beautiful of 
classical language. The story relates of an unfortunate 
princess whose brother, in his inordinate desire for the 
possession of her husband's wealth, became his assassin. 
The sister, in order to preserve her own life and the pos- 
session of the coveted treasure was compelled to flee to 
the coast of Africa. There, by the expenditure of a por- 
tion of her vast wealth, she became the sovereign of a 
new country. In the course of events there came to her 
port a fleet commanded by a Trojan exile who, by virtue 
of his magnetic and handsome personality, soon became 
her accepted suitor. The Trojan, however, soon proved 
faithless to his love, and continued on his journey. The 
sweetheart in the agony of her disappointment, threw 
herself on the forgotten sword of her departed lover. The 
moral was that the Egyptian princess had loved not too 
wisely but too well. 

The next number was a vocal solo, "Judith," Con- 
cone, by Miss Mable Okey, which was accorded prolong- 
ed applaused. 

The subject selected by Miss Agnes Margaret Paxton 
was ."The Literary Workers of the South." The essay 
s| was a well written eulogy on the latest efforts of southern 
authors and writers. In it was told the transformation 
that is taking place in southern literary productions; how, 
formerly, any attempt at anything in this line other than 
for political preferment was considered an exhibition of 
weakness and how the efforts of such writers as Lenier, 
i Harris, Page and Cable, are rapidly overcoming this pre- 
judice. Miss Paxton had her subject well in hand and 
made a most favorable impression. 

In her essay, "Our Debt to the Sixteenth Century," 
Miss Amelia Graves DeMotte furnished much food for 
thought. She emphazized the i.%debtedness we owe to 
the sixteenth century for nearly all the preliminary ad- 

vancement along the lines of religion, art, literature, 
etc. As an illustration, attention was called to certain 
days or years that marked the turning points of all impor- 
tant epochs of our life, and the equal truth of the assertion 
that there are some centuries that stand out more promi- 
nently than others. Of these the broader and loftier in- 
fluence of the episodes of the sixteenth century is the most 

In the concluding essay, "Pictorial Art and its Effect," 
Miss Bertha A. Joy spoke of the influences that are wield- 
ed by art in the formation of our character. Emerson has 
said that art is "the expression of the beautiful." The 
fine character of the heart and soul is most truthfully de- 
lineated by the artist. In art it is always the familiar 
that impresses. As an illustration of the truth of this 
statement. Miss Joy related a story of a lady who had 
taken several children to an art gallery, and who, at each 
succeeding visit, tried to impress upon them the beauty of 
a certain painting of Madonna and the Child. She was 
very much pleased to note that one child seemed to take 
a great deal of pleasure in viewing the painting and finally 
asked him why it was. She received the rather startling 
reply, "because they have them pie plates on their heads." 
The impressions we receive in childhood are carried 
through life. Ideas may change but these fundamental 
impressions do not. In the innate being there is always a 
love for the beautiful. The effect of this was seen when 
by the distribution of picture cards increased cleanliness 
was produced in tenement houses, if this effect is pro- 
duced from the uncultivated, what must be the effect on 
those who have enjoyed greater opportunities and accord- 
ingly possess a greater understanding. The advance- 
ment of art is intended for the betterment of human na- 
ture and the creation of the ideal, and is one of the great- 
est factors in our development. 

Dr. Marker, among other remarks, announced that 
the first honors of the class of '97 had been awarded to 
Miss Joy, and second honors to Miss Huckstep. 

Dr. J. F. Jacques, the first president of the College, 
was then introduced and he pronounced the benediction. 

The following is a complete list of the graduating 
class with the subjects of their essays: 

Sacrificial No — Jessie Leonora. Huckstep. 

The Great Commoner — Catherine Alexander. 

Hobbies— Grace Edith R. Wharton. 

A Classical Romance — Lu Cinda Burnett. 

Standards — Lillian Davis. 

America — The Optimist's View — Linda M. Boyce 

Voices from Nature — Edith Hackman. 

Hidden Harmonies — Emma Burnett. 

Heroism — Ancient and Modern— Edna P. Case. 

The Literary Workers of the South— Agnes Margaret 

The Pathos of Poverty — Annie Hinrichsen. 


CoLLEGK Greetings. 

Our Debt to the Sixteenth Centur\- Amelia (ira\-t 

Modern Martyrs— Mary Margaret Balch. 

A Dream of the Future— Isabella Cher\e Baldwin. • 

Pictonal Art and its Effect - Bertha A. Joy. 

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Commencement Exercises. 

(Jacksonville Journal, June 3, 1S97. ) 

Hardly the most enthusiastic promoter of the Illinois 
Female College would have looked for such a grand close 
of the first half century as the worthy institution has wit- 
nessed, but the patient and devoted labors of the various 
persons who have had the work of carrying it on intrust- 
ed to them and the faithful loyalty of the people in assist- 
ing in the work, have borne legitimate fruit and the vari- 
ous exercises of the past week culminated in the events of 

Centenary church was crowded with a brilliant audi- 
ence and the exercises were in keeping with the occasion. 
The presence of the venerable Dr. Jacques, the first presi- 
dent of the College, was a notable feature of the day, and 
he was the recipient of much respectful attention. 

To the stirring notes of a march the members of the 
graduating class came in. headed by the lady principal, 
Miss Weaver, and took their places on the stage. Their 
bright and beautiful young faces were full of promise and 
prophec>' of the future, and were admired by every one 

A chorus song, "The Echo," was sweetly sung b\' 
voung ladies of the College, and was followed with the 
invocation by Rev, W.. H, DeMotte, and then came a 
trio, "The Peasant Girl," most beautifully sung by Misses 
Wood, Welden and McFadden. 

President Marker then remarked on the fine charac- 
ter of the preceding days and suggested that the best 
wine had been reserved to the last, the address of Dr. W. 
H. Moore, editor of the IVcs/ern Christian Advocate. Of 
the effort a very brief outline is given: 

The speaker greeted most tenderK' the heroes of the 
past and members and friends of the present. 

The little red school house with the flag floating over 
it is the citadel of the republic and while it exists the 
country is safe. It will not be safe to divorce our public 
schools from religion if we would be safe as a government. 
Methodism is at the front in the work of education and 
this school has done its part nobly and it is not surprising 
that the people have hastened in large numbers to do 
honor to it. To day, however, the interest centers in the 
graduates, as the launching of the ship attracts the mul- 
titudes. We notice the noble craft on the ways and as 
the wedges are knocked and she starts for her home on 
sea, accompanied with the huzzahs and prayers of the 
multitude, and to them we would all address the words of 
the poet to the ship of state, and nothing can be more 

appropriate to-day than a suggestion as to what are the 
feelings and intentions of the mariner on the sea of life. 
There comes to all a time when a leaden sky and tempest- 
uous weather portend danger. To some there is never 
the blessing of buoyant health, and we must make them 
fee! that there is something a sick man can do. An old 
lady, chronically ill. had had the last communion admin- 
istered to her by every conference that met for many years 
within 100 miles of her, was made to believe that she 
wasn't sick, and so she left the bed she had kept for dec- 
ades, and lived to be more than 100 years old. 

Then there are the intellectually weak, and 1 would 
rather have an egotist than a pessimist. No man has tal- 
ents so few that they may not in some manner be in- 
creased or doubled if only he may be aroused to action. 

Then there is the spiritual coward. If I go to the field 
feeling beaten at the start there is little show for me. The 
man who sa\'s intemperance and vice are so securely in- 
trenched that it is useless to oppose them, is in bad need 
of being braced up and made to feel that much may be 
done. The pessimists and croakers who will sa\' there is 
no bright side to the moon we should heal, convert or 
avoid. There is need of sympathy and pity for the cruel 
wrongs which exist. A woman who had to labor unceas- 
ingly said, when consoled with the hope of rest hereafter 
that if she should die that night resurrection the next day 
would be just her luck. 

Then there are the reckless optimists, of whom we 
have so many who, like Micawber, are always looking 
for something to turn up. There is too a class of imprac- 
ticables who should be mentioned, who give place to a 
rosy judgment instead of sound reasoning. Between 
these we want the grand column marching in the middle 
of the road. I remember in the southseeing the venerable 
first president when leading his regiment, he was arrayed 
in faded blue uniform, but full of courage, and like all 
good soldiers kept his eye on the grand old flag and his 
heart true to the one great purpose. It is the true optimist 
who, when his legs are broken, is thankful it is not his 
neck. President Lincoln had this feeling to perfection, 
and when worn out with the office-seekers, took delight 
in the small pox, declaring he had something he could 
give to all. 

There is an antidote to every poison, and so there is a 
panacea for every evil. 1 do not believe that wrong is 
forever on the throne, and right is forever on the scaffold. 
God is watching this universe and wrong must at last 
reach its Waterloo. As we go along striving for the right 
somehow God will bring it out victorious at last. Spring 
succeeds fall, and winter and right will ultimately win. 
The ascension will follow Calvary^ and resurrection the 
grave. If I give mvself to God He will turn my steps to- 
ward a brighter paradise than Adam ever lost, no matter 
whether the path be through dark and thorny ways or 
amid roses and sweet so''nds. Our blessed Lord was an 
optimist and in agony ol the garden he saw the time when 


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all nations would own Him King of Kings and Lord of 


General Howard tau2;ht a number of colored children 

to cheer the old flag, and when he asked them what he 
should tell the president for them, one said: "Tell him. 
sir, we are rising," and so it is on every hand. We are 
coming nearer and nearer the millenium. Think what 
has been accomplished the past sixty years. Then forty 
per cent, of the men and sixty-five per cent, of the women 
of the British Isles were unable to read. Amid our plenty 
we are reckless of the good things God has given us. 
There is enough for all if it could be properly distributed 
and divided. 1 pay my taxes cheerfully, for the poor- 
, . house is my resort in old age, and if Betsy and I have to 
' go there (if the children don't want us), we will go brave- 
ly, with our heads up, and there will be no such racket 
as Will Carleton made about it. The great mistake now 
is extravagance. We want the luxuries at the first and 
make thus a serious mistake. Don't be deceived, young 
ladies, don't lose the sweetness of beginning at the bot- 
tom of the hill and working up together. I might be 
tempted to woo a girl who couldn't help being rich, but 1 
would like to have her make me believe her father had 
lost his all, so that 1 might show her that I loved her for 
her own true, sweet self. A great part of the wretched- 
ness of the present day is due to the poor management 
and false ideas and foolish extravagance of our people. 
Then, too, the awful waste of drink. Could that be 
stopped what a difference there would he in the comforts 
of the people. 

Improvements in machinery have displaced an enor- 
mous number of laborers and mechanics, and we need to 
have the results rightly distributed. The excellent ma- 
chine of to-day may be displaced by a better one next 
year, and the capitalist crippled thereby. The list of great 
improvements is immense and yet we would not do away 
with them, but the question is how to distribute properly. 
The poorest now have better things than Casar enjoyed. 
Who would live in his time when the great masses were 
ground to the earth to minister to the glory of the few. 
The unrest of to-day is a harbinger of improvement and 


But improvements have their advantages. The first 

- knitting machines were destroyed and their makers mob- 
bed, but now a hundred times as many men are being em- 
ployed at knitting. The spinning jenny, so feared and 
ill-treated, has increased several fold the people making 
cloth, and at a better rate of pay with fewer hours. 

Judging by the past we are on the threshold of a 
grand era. If driven from one garden of Eden we are ta- 
ken to another still better. Class of '97, march with this 
column in the middle of the road, on and on, keeping the 
image of the Nazarene in view, and a glorious future may 
be yours. 

Miss Grace Ayers then sang in a highly finished man- 
ner a solo, "The Little Bird," accompanied by a quartet 
of young ladies who sang in a very artistic manner. 

President Barker then explained the different courses 
and the requirements for graduation, after which the di- 
plomas were awarded with suitable remarks, as follows: 

Classical course— Emma Burnett, Lu Cinda Burnett, 
Annie Hinrichsen, Jessie Leonora Huckstep. Second 
honor. Bertha Alice Joy. First honor, Linda Boyce Lay- 

Scientific course— Catherine Alexander, IVlarv Marga- 
ret Balch. Isabella Cherye Baldwin, Edna Case, Lillian 
Davis, Amelia Graves DeMotte, Edith Hackman, Agnes 
Margaret Paxton, Grace Edith Wharton. 

College of Music— Florynce Paine Clark, artist's di- 
ploma, voice, harmony, history, theory; 11a McClelland, 
artist's diploma, piano, harmony, counterpoint, historv, 
theory; Jessica Mae Whorton, teacher's diploma, piano, 
harmony, counterpoint, history, theory. 

School of Elocution— Fama Lora Reynolds. 

A trio, "In Yonder Glade," was then delightfully 
sung by Misses. Okew Welden and McFadden, and the 
benediction, reverently pronounced by the venerable Dr. 
Jacques, ended the program. 

President Harker has good reason to feel satisfied 
with the results of the year's work and the prospects of 
the College, and the friends of education will rejoice with 
him and those interested in the College. 

He reported $7,500 subscribed to the school during the 
past year, and announced the need of $10,000 the present 
year, and hoped it would be forthcoming from the friends 
of the College. He referred feelingly to the presence of 
the venerable Dr. Jacques, the first president of the Col- 

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President's Reception. 

The closing event in the commencement week of the 
1. F. C. was the president's reception. This event is al- 
ways looked forward to as a time when old acquaintances 
will be renewed and new friends made. 

Many invitations had been sent out and nearly every 
invited guest was present. The rooms on the lower floor 
were all decorated with flowers and the College colors, 
blue and yellow. President and Mrs. Harker and Miss 
Weaver, lady principal, received the guests, who then 
passed on to present their congratulations to the class of 
'97, nineteen in number, of whom Dr. Harker is justly 


Throughout the evening frappe was served in the li- 
brary, and everything was done to make the affair what 
it was — an unqualified success. 

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WE GIVE the first place in this issue to the excellent 
report of our Conference Visitors, which gives an interest- 
ing summary of all the events of the Jubilee Anniversary. 
Then follows, in regular order, as far as possible, a more 
extended account of all the various exercises, as complete 
and extended as our space will admit. 



Belles Lettres Society. 

Wednesday morning, June 2d, at the Illinois Female 
ColieKe, tlie Belles Lettres Society held a pleasant recep- 
tion in honor of its former members. About 75 v\ere in 
attendance and were received by the president. Miss 
Frances C. Melton, assisted by Misses Kenned\-, Huntley 
and Brown. 

This society, the first in connection with the College, 
has the honor of having been founded during the early 
days of the institution. Its representation at eastern col- 
leges from year to year has been highly gratifying. At 
present former members are in attendance at Wellesley, 
Ann Arbor, Northwestern University, Chicago, and De- 
Pauw University. For four years the senior honors have 
been held by Belles Lettres. 

The society is fortunate in having among its honored 
members in literature, Mrs. Tempe Short Perley, of Paris, 
France; Mrs. Martha Capps Oliver, Mrs. Alice Don Carlos 
Vdgel, Mrs. Belle Paxton Drury and Mrs. Sophia Naylor 
Grubb, of our own city. 

While the chief aim of the society is literally, Miss 
Winifred Townsend's superb playing at the Alumnce con- 
cert Tuesday evening testified to the high standing Belles 
Lettres' representatives hold in the musical world. 

The steady work of the weekly meetings during the 
past year speaks well for the present flourishing condition 
of the organization. May it be perpetual. 

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Class Reunions. 


This year being the Jubilee Year, the illustrious class 
of '9+ decided to have a class reunion, so seven of them, 
on Wednesday morning, June 2, gathered at the home of 
Miss Myrtle Lavman to enjoy an 8 o'clock breakfast. The 
house was beautifully decorated in pink and white, the 
class colors. The menu was excellent and the young la- 
dies heartily enjoyed themselves. The following were 
present, together with Miss Ella Trout, the class officer: 
Misses Etta and Martha Blackburn, Jacksonville; Miss Ida 
Hamilton, Barry; Margaret McKee. Jacl<sonville; Sadie 
Metzler, Winchester; Daisy Rayhill, Jacksonville; Myrtle 
Layman, Jacksonville. 

When the appetites had been satisfied Miss Trout was 
chosen toast mistress, and tlie following toasts were re- 
sponded to: 

Reunion: Miss Hamilton. 

Class '9+: Miss Metzler. 

Yesterday, To-day, To-morrow: Miss McKee. 


Members of the class of 1893 in Illinois Female Col- 
lege, always loyal to each other and the College, gathered 
at 6 o'clock Tuesday evening, June 1, at Vickerv & Merri- 
gan's parlor, where an elegant dinner was served in 
courses. Following the banquet came suitable toasts. 

Huld Lang Sync, 

"Should auld acquaintance be forgot. 
And never brought to mind? 

■^linuld auld acquaintance be foi-got, 
.Vnd days o" auld lang syneV" 

AInmnae Day. 

The events, crowding fast upon one another from be- 
ginning to end of alumnae day, were of such unusual and 
surpassing interest, that the desire was expressed to per- 
manently preserve some full and adequate account of the 
occasion. In order to meet this wish, it has been decid- 
ed to give the entire program of the day, with the ad- 
dresses in lull, so far as possible, in the Greetings, com- 
mencing \vith the business meeting, continuing through 
the reminiscence meeting, the banquet and the alumna? 

The account begun in this issue of the Grcetiiii^s. will 
be continued in further numbers. 


The business meeting came first in the order of alum- 
na dav. The session was opened with prayer by Miss 
Mary E. Melton, '91. The association's president, Mrs. 
Lillle Ruddick Thompson, '77 then welcomed the incom- 
ing class. The response was given by Miss Lilian Da- 
vis in behalf of '97. 

The election of officers for the ensuing year resulted 
in the choice of Mrs. Sophia Naylor Grubb, '52, president; 
Mrs. Clara Wood Read, '74, first vice-president; Mrs. Ma- 
ry McElfresh Crain, '82, second vice-president; Miss Mary 
E. Loar, '69, corresponding secretary; Miss Etta Blackburn. 
'94, recording secretary; Miss Alice Turlev. '77. treasurer: 
Miss Linda Boyce Layton, '97, annalist. Mrs. Ella Crain 
Rohrer, '77, and Mrs Rachel Harris Phillippe, '72, were 
elected College trustees. Following this came the elec- 
tion to honorary membership in tlie AlumnEe association 
of Mrs. Mary McElfresh Bennett and Mrs. Ella Trotter 

There was some discussion regarding the expediency' 
of a committee to pass upon the merits of such names as 
would in future be proposed for honorary membership, 
and it was at length decided that the president and her 
secretary should compose said committee. 

In the absence of the annalist, Mrs. Ella Yates Orr, 
'67, that number was not called. 

Mrs. Lillian Woods Osborne, '79, then presented the 
alumnce fund, amounting to nearly $1,000, to Dr. Harker. 
The roll of classes was called, eliciting responses to the 
amount of eleven dollars. Mrs. Osborne continues in the 
office of treasurer of the fund. 

On motion the meeting adjourned to be immediately 
followed bv the service in Centenarv churcli. 


This service, memorable in the history of the College, 

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opened with that fittest of all songs, "Praise God from 
whom ail blessings flow," after which the Rev. Mr. Artz 
led the devotions. 

Mrs. Lillie Ruddick Thompson, '77, then arose and 
addressed the expectant throng that had filled the old 
church so long and so closely united in all the varxing 
fortunes of the College, as follows: 

"The pioneer liteof any educational institution is nec- 
essarily a history of perseverance and endurance. Hard- 
ships and discouragements have to be met aud overcome. 
Illinois Female College has been no exception to the rule. 
Fifty years is not a long time when applied to the life of 
a college, yet the advancement made by our College since 
its foundation has been very marked along the lines of 
higher and more liberal education. We owe a debt of 
gratitude to those earnest, sturdy and loyal Methodists 
who made the success of our institution a possibility. 

This morning the friends of the College and alumnje 
will have the opportunity of seeing and hearing some of 
the ex-presidents of our alma mater. Fortunately on this 
occasion our first president. Rev. James F. Jacques, whose 
powerful personality and unselfish devotion contributed 
materially to the success of our College is present. The 
doctor will now address you; subject, 'I have laid thy 
stones with fair colours and tin- foundation with sap- 
phires.' " 

To the few who can recall Dr. Jacques he was above 
all a gentleman of the "old school." He was still that 
finished result of a statelier day than now when he came 
before the alumns with the visible marks of a half-cen- 
turv upon him and thus addressed them: 


"The theme chosen by those in authority for our con- 
sideration at this time, is the classical utterance of an in- 
spired prophet: 'Behold, I will lay thy stones with fair 
colours, and lay thy foundations with sapphires,' and the 
same authority has allotted us fifteen minutes for its dis- 
cussion — ample time, if well employed, otherwise quite 
too much, for now, as always, time is precious. 

A distinguished traveler visiting Athens, in the days 
of its greatest prosperity,, and at the time of unequaled 
splendor among cities, unless we may except Jerusalem. 
City of the Great King, which he may never have seen, 
and fascinated with its beauty, situation and environment, 
the imposing grandeur of its architecture, the magnificence 
of its temples and public buildings, its gilded domes; and 
stately columns, having seen, wondered and admired, 
without pausing, or giving expression to his astonish- 
ment, or admiration of what he saw, said in his haste, 
but where are the walls of the city? Wh?n on; in au- 
thoiity, pointing to a division of soldicis nearby and 
drawn up in line under drill or review, said, 'There are 
the walls of the city, and every man is a brick.' 

If we were called upon in this our dav, to designate 
the mosi; effecti/e and certain defense of our frie institu- 

tions, we would refer the inquirer to our daughters, our 
sisters, our wives and our mothers; but we should not 
call them bricks, hut what the prophetic vision discloses 
to us, as already fulfilled, viz: a wall of 'bright stones,' 
built by a master workman, with an imperishable foun- 
dation underneath. 

The old world had its bricks, sun-dried, baked and 
burned, in foundation and wall. They had also their 
limestone, marble and granite as well, and their methods 
of fashioning and polishing all these, with exquisite taste. 
But it was reserved for Christian civilization, to discover 
in humanity, with all its faults,what is more imperishable 
than marble or granite, and under Divine direction and 
blessing, how with much labor to prepare it for its proper 
and assigned place, only a little lower than the angels, 
which excel in strength. 

Jewelers have among the productions of their art or- 
naments of "raw gold' so-called, because free from alloy, 
at the same time capable of the highest polish possible to 
the purest metal. Such precious material came to us from 
all parts of the great west, in the early days of the Illinois 
Female College, while there were neither railroads, tele- 
graph nor telephone, and much of the territorv' of the great 
state of Illinois still unfenced, unplowed.and uninhabited. 
Some of them came, as the first president and his excel- 
lent wife came, in a good strong two-horse wagon, from 
Springfield to Jacksonville, to take charge of the new en- 
terprise — came thus, in primitive conveyances, or thev 
might not have come at all; were brought as blocks of 
marble are transported from the quarry, to be polished and 
placed in position. 

The earlv success of the institution was a matter ot 
astonishment to many of its most sanguine and enthusias- 
tic friends, and as success has attended the college for a 
half century, special mention is not required, except to 
say, behold these daughters, and look upon these sisters! 
Better evidence of success, achieved, could not be pro- 
duced, and nothing beyond this could be desired. Their 
credentials will bear the closest scrutiny. 

Saint Paul has been called an ill-natured old bachelor, 
because he wanted women to be ladies in the community, 
in church work, and in their homes, as well as every- 
where else. No man. in church or state, ever understood 
better, or appreciated more highly, woman's influence for 
good, than did Paul; or was more successful in availing 
himself of her efficient help, in all the relations of life in 
which he found her; married, single, or widow. Take 
as an eminent example of the first class, Priscilla. The 
only man, Apollis, mentioned in the New Testament as 
being noted, especially, for his learning and his eloquence, 
knew very little of Christianity, till Priscilla became his 
teacher and taught him the way more perfectly. Of the 
second aXas'i, Phebe is a brilliant example; though robbed 
by us. through a bad translation of her official character, 
her office, being originally the same as that of Timothy, 
and his class. Take L\dia as a most notable example of 

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the third class; a member and a convert of that small con- 
gregation of women to which Paul preached at Phillppi 
when he opened the mission for the evangelization of 
Europe. These noble women, selected from their respec- 
tive classes, endowed with a liberal share of charming 
excellencies, such as have been the strength and orna- 
ment of the church and society, in all ages, are examples 
of many millions who have come after them, and blessed 
the world with the rich legacy of their exemplary and 
beautiful lives. History, and our own times as well, will 
furnish examples of a very different character. Take the 
two Royal Princesses, Bernice and Drusilla, daughters 
of a king, and sisters of a king, contemporary with those 
just named; ladies of noble birth so-called, with ability 
and opportunity to have lighted up and lead their age, if 
only they had embraced and adhered to the truth. Vis- 
itors to the buried, but now partially exhumed city of 
Pompeii, are shown a shadowlike figure of a woman on 
a wall of a short tunnel, evidently having been overtaken, 
while trying to escape the down-pour of ashes from Vesu- 
vius, that buried up the devoted city. Tradition tells us, 
this shadow on the wall is all that is left of the beautiful 
Madame Drusilla-Felix. Our immortality is inherited, 
therefore we cannot escape it, or cease to live; talent may 
be inherited, and may be very profitable to us; a useful 
life, a life such as shall have made the world better for 
our having lived in it, is largely of ourselves. Women 
may sin greatly, without becoming corrupt, by giving 
their whole time to fashion, display and a frivolous life, 
but they should never forget, that they have much more 
influence for good or evil, than the other half of the hu- 
man race, whose peculiar duties and responsibilities place 
them in the front ranks of the great battle of life, to work 
or trifle, in the sight of the world. 

Europeans say that Americans spoil their women, it 
is a well known fact that men in authority in both coun- 
tries, and in all countries, are slow to recognize the great 
influence of women in public matters. Many of them 
seem not to know that the women elected Mr. MLKinle\- 
president of the United States in November last. True, 
the men helped a little, and made much noise over what 
little they did. The brevity of your platform aided you 
much, viz: "Xof iitai but measures." 

It has been said that there is no success like success, 
and it may be said with equal force, that success without 
effort must be a species of accident, and that one success 
may be followed and crowned by another. The half cen- 
tury of success of the Illinois Female College which you 
celebrate, entitles the College to a recognition of a half 
millioti dollars, at least, to help on with the success of 
\\\i. incoming half century. The College in the past has 
been largely in the hands of the ladies in and about and 
that have gone out from it; it is still in your keeping— 
those of you that remain, many having gone from us— 
from labor to reward. It is for you to issue the word of 
command, "Forward !" The gentlemen will fall in line 

and, as usual, help a little. Go with a good "You must " 
the climax and finishing touch of woman's argument - jc« 
inust, well balanced on an earnest tongue never fails. Go 
as Ruth went into the harvest field to glean, and picked 
up a straw here and another there, fill to the astonish- 
ment of her friends, and herself as well, she had gathered 
a full sheaf; and that sheaf under the blessing of Almighty 
Providence, made Ruth a famous mother in Israel, has fed 
and nourished and will save the world. In that day 
there were few such fields to glean in; now there are ma- 
ny. Then Ruth was quite alone as to qualified gleaners; 
now there is an increasing multitude; later on the harvest 
was great, but the laborers still few. The harvest is now 
greater than ever, and the workers are in all lands. 

We are now finishing up the last decade of the most 
important century in the history of the human race. To 
have lived in such a period of the world's history, is a dis- 
tinguished privilege— a privilege which has brought with 
it very heavy responsibilities. In the past, women have 
acted well their part; wrought heroically and successfully, 
if at any time, in the present century, or any of its prede- 
cessors, you may have seemed to sleep, it has always 
been as the lion sleeps, with paws well under him and 
ready to spring. But your ^ork is not finished; your 
mission is not yet ended, nor will it be, while there is a 
place, however small or large, on continent, peninsula, or 
island— though dark now, but where it can, as now, still 
be said, only man is vile. Like the sun as he climbs the 
ecliptic, up and on until he has reached the highest meri- 
dian in mid-heavens; so have you arrived at a glorious 
meridian, but here the analogy ceases; for of things visi- 
ble to us, the sun has a point of descent; you have none, 
your heart always in your work, the impress of vour 
mind stamped on your labors, ever tending toward the 
Beatific, and so it will be until the glories of the millen- 
nial day shall consummate your labors." 

Mrs. Thompson then said: 

"It would have been very gratifying to us to have had 
another former president in the person of Rev. A. S. Mc- 
Coy, of Pueblo, Col., with us today, but illness prevented 
his coming. Mr. McCoy was president of our College for 
two years. On leaving the College he took up the Mas- 
ter's work elsewhere which he always did faithfullv and 

The biographical sketch of Dr. Adams was immedi- 
ately following the address of Dr. Jaquess, but we were 
unable to obtain Mrs. Drury's manuscript in time for this 
issue of the Greetings. It will appear in full in the Sep- 
tember number. 

In introducing the next speaker Mrs. Thompson said: 
"The members of the Beecher family were each so distin- 
guished that Mrs. Stowe did not need to be introduced as 
the sister of Henry Ward Beecher, nor did Mr. Beecher 
need to be mentioned as the brother of Mrs. Stowe in or- 
der to be designated; the name of each was sufficient. 
This is also true of the DeMotte family. W. H. DeMotte 



was president of our College for seven years; under his 
administration our Alumnse Association was formed, twen- 
ty-seven years ago. We now will have the pleasure of 
hearing an address by Rev. W. H. DeMotte, of Indianap- 
olis, Ind." 


"I had prepared a carefully-written statement in jus- 
tification of my drawing the manuscript on you today, but 
the conduct of my honored predecessor on the program 
makes it indecorous for me to read it. Still 1 am not will- 
ing to leave you in ignorance of how I felt and what I did 
to make pleasant a rather unusual procedure. I began 
by saying that in using manuscript 1 stood with one of 
the most pleasing and effective platform speakers of the 
day — meaning ex-president Harrison — and quoted as fol- 
lows: 'For the sake of seeming extemporaneousness it is 
common on such occasions as this to force one's self to an 
annoyance which prevents all enjoyment on his part of 
the preceding exercises, and must often annoy and dis- 
gust his audience, when a little formal preparation would 
have put the speaker at his ease and given his auditors 
his sentiments in decent shape' — or words to that effect. 

Then I referred to the painful experience of almost 
every extempore speaker in'the after recollection that he 
has said something he should not have said, and omitted 
much of what he intended to say; and the earnest, lov- 
ing chidings of one sufficiently intimate to be frank, '\ou 
dear old chump, why did you say that.'' 

But, leaving out all that, 1 am going to read this little 
paper to you; and if Mrs. Elspeth Macfavden is here 1 
humbly crave her mercy. None of you will ever know 
what you would have heard from me today if this had 
not been written. 

I feel comfortably at home in a place which we — I 
and the College girls— helped to build; where I have often 
listened to others, and sometimes spoken myself; gratified 
to see before me so many with whom 1 once held pleas- 
ant, may I not hope profitable? intercourse. Onlv, oh, 
you are so changed! You were girls, pupils. You are 
matrons, ladies. I was your teacher. 1 am the same to- 
day to classes just such as you were. 1 am not changed. 
1 stand before you with the crayon dust upon my clothes 
— with all my affections and purposes running in the old 
grooves, on the old track, the didactic demon still in full 
possession of me. Indeed, the passing years with their 
lessons of experience have tended to deepen and intensify 
my earnestness and zeal in the great work of education, 
and that not alone abstractly, but concretely, as embod- 
ied in the interests and plans of the institution, the fiftieth 
anniversary of whose founding we joyfully celebrate this 
week, and proud of a chance to speak a word in her 

The era of my presidency is referred to on the pro- 
gram as that of the fire. I trust, however, while so plain- 
ly marked with disaster it may also appear upon the rec- 
ord as worthy of note in other regards clearly advantag- 

eous to the work. Fire, though calamitous in many 
items, is not always— and was not in this case — an un- 
mitigated evil. Somewhat of value was destroyed. Some- 
what, also, of the worthless, even the bad was burnt up. 
If the legitimate tenants were ousted, so also were the rats 
and roaches. Some good pieces of furniture were lost, 
and also a great deal of archaic goods, the residuum of 
past years, unfit for use, and scandalous in the fact that 
they were permitted to remain in the building as part of 
the outfit of the College. With the insurance fund we 
were able to construct a preferable building. The neces- 
sity for introducing some new things gave occasion for 
the introduction of others. There was an advance made 
in the course of study, and efforts to provide facilities and 
comforts more in accord with the home life of our patrons, 
in doing this the notion that the cheapest is the best suf- 
fered, and some, who thought a few dollars' worth of text 
books, a bare unfurnished room, which the student her- 
self should keep, and food at $1.25 per week, with privi- 
lege to do her own washing, were sufficient for a young 
woman ambitious for education, thought we were at fault. 
But a desirable and reliable patronage was secured, and 
has continued since. 

We must not forget this was previous to the opening 
of the business world to women. Indeed, at that time, it 
was quite the common opinion that the daughter might 
and should receive from the mother at home all she need- 
ed to qualify her for the duties of the position which nat- 
urally lay before her. Within hearing of the demand for 
educated trained women today the ideas and provisions of 
but a few years ago are ridiculous. The daughter must 
excel her mother. Her anticipations, the goal of her en- 
deavors, must be beyond the horizon of her home. The 
fact of this demand is the most considerable item in the 
conditions we are facing today. It is a terrible thing for 
one to step out into the world with nothing the world 
wants— with no skill or ability to make anything the 
market calls for. To receive for every effort made the 
same reply, "not wanted.'' The partial judgment of rel- 
atives — the 'brilliant course' in the village high school^ 
the four months 'experience' in the neighborhood general 
store, are often thought sufficient to insure success in the 
business world. The idea has prevailed that the world 
is in such need of workmen that it will give any one a 
glad welcome. Such notions must give way to the fact 
that the world has nothing for one who has nothing 
for it. And pray why should it have? One may freely 
lodge a day — a week — with a relative, hut when he seeks 
the favors of a city hotel he faces the placard "guests who 
have no baggage are expected to pay in advance.' 

Today the business world is more exacting than it 
has ever been. Time was when a few hours showing on 
the part of the old hand was sufficient to introduce the. 
new engineer. Now the applicant is more often required 
to be a graduate of a polytechnic school. 

My first teacher held his position by virtue of the tact 


Cor.i.KCxH Greetings. 

that having lost one arm he could not do a man's w ork. 
In that neighborhood now - and the children are no bet- 
ter — the teacher must have a normal training. 

Take the countrv over, aili'ance is the word. The 
air is filled with the heavy breathings of determined as- 
pirations. What was a part of vesterday will not fit into 
today's goods. The model of '96 will not sell in '97. Ev- 
ery one is scorching. There is safety only in speed. To 
stop is to fall. Men are scarcely gray who remember the 
patient ox as man's best servant. Last week, having ac- 
complished the trip from New York to Chicago in as ma- 
ny hours as it took his father days, the impatient travel- 
er breaks his leg jumping from the train before it is 
stopped. And while a failure now and then reminds us 
of Brother Barrett's advice to the young man who failed 
after repeated effort to pitch the tune to the h\mn 'O, for 
a thousand tongues,' "Brother, it you could use success- 
fully the one you have, we would excuse the absence of 
the nine hundred and ninety-nine you seem to wish' — 
still much of this, aspiration is legitimate and profitable. 
Speed and push do not always win, but there is seldom 
real success without them. When they tend to minimize 
preparation or contract qualification they are disastrous. 
The young woman who, seeking to be a musician, thinks 
she need not waste time on literature, language, mathe- 
matics, may become a musician, but she will probably be 
as brainless and uncultivated as the instrument she abuses. 
And the teacher who does simply sufficient to pass county 
examinations — alas! for the young minds put under her 

When 1 was here, almost thirty years ago, one of vour 
leading physicians said to me, 'Fortune and fame are as- 
sured to the educator of young women who will devise 
and cany out a curriculum which will develope equally the 
intellectual and physical.' It was not possible then. Pa- 
trons did not ask it — would not pay for it — not take it even 
gratuitously. But now — let the past have been what it 
was — the demand of the present can be fully met onl\- with 
a well equipped and skillfully managed gymnasium. Such 
is not in evidence today. Note it as one item of what we 
must have here; and that it must be more and better than 
the cheap surface polish of the dancing master or the dis- 
ciple of Delsarte— something to secure strength and skill, 
as well as grace. 

This is a day when there are loud calls for woman's ser- 
vice in the field of literature. Look through a twenty-year 
old magazine and you will find scarcely one page in a 
hundred from the pen of a woman. The last issues of the 
best show at least fifty, and on all acceptable subjects and 
in good style. Our young women must be educated to- 
ward this demand. So our College must have a librai'v. 
Not a few shelves of musty old stuff, nor even much more 
^f the latest and most popular publications, but a comple- 
ment of carefully selected volumes of the world's best pro- 
ductions to instruct, to cultivate, to example our students. 

But the mind must be symmetricallv developed. To 

balance this we must provide for science, laboratories and 
appliances which will open to them the great storehouses 
of nature's wealth. While something has been done in 
this no adequate provision is yet reached. This, too, 
must be set down in the list of things to be constructed. 

Ihen there is the ever existing demand of the fine 
arts, but not as it used to be, largely a matter of mere per- 
sonal accomplishment— something pleasing to the student 
and gratifying to her intimates— a few highly colored pic- 
tures to hang upon the home parlor walls— the playing of 
a few favorite airs upon the piano, all to be tested and ap 
praised by the partiality of the home circle, where sauced 
with love a very little excellence goes a long way. We 
must be ready today in music and art to produce in our 
students the excellent, the attractive, the useful in compe- 
tition with the world. She must be able to win awards 
from unprejudiced strangers. Much more is needed in 
our studios and music rooms than we find there to-day. 
These, too, must go on the list of improvements. 

We must not forget our literary societies, and the val- 
uable service they perform in our work. One may sym- 
pathize with the good farmer who would never allow a 
woman to drive if he was in the carriage, and vet know 
that women need often to go alone and should know how 
to handle the reins. So while she may seldom be called 
upon to preside over or take active part in a mixed assem- 
blage, it is well to have skill in the performance of such 
duties in meetings of her own sex. which are becoming 
more frequent and important. 

But there is no end to such talk. Let us come to 
speak of the h-o-w of the matter. It is simple enough, 
when you reach it. The conviction of the necessity, and 
the determination to meet it, are sufficient antecedents to 
any possible undertaking. 

There was a time in this great state when the need of 
a better grade of domestic stock was felt. The expense 
was tremendous; but they met it; they had to or fall be- 
low their neighbors. Today no state is better stocked 
than Illinois; no one need go outside its boundaries for 
the best. So devoted were they in this work that no 
question many a v\ife felt jealous of the 'beautiful short 
horn' which absorbed so much of her husband's attention, 
and children envied the preference given the calves and 

No more, no less, will seem the excellence desired in 
the education of the daughters. When men find it does 
not pay to spend life in amassing fortunes to leave at last 
to sons and daughters who by their own neglect are unfit 
to handle it, they will look to the proper training and ed- 
ucation of their children. As a nation we are accused of 
being so busy in inventing machiner\' to the neglect of the 
art of educating men that the government has to keep 
alive a statute prohibiting the importation of skilled 
laborers. And it is said that some of our highest univer- 
sities largely import their teachers. As far as this is true 
we are not up with the demand of the times. 




But let us in regular fashion return to our text, which is the 
first line of the prologue to Shakespeare's Henry IV. The author 
seems embarrassed with the inadequacy of his means to set out 
the great acts of his dramatis pcrsonce. We sympathize with 
him, and shall attempt to use his lines to forward our pur- 
poses. It may be the combined efforts will accomplish some- 

r\ c museolflre thflt \\/milri ascend 

\J , lUl d. hundred thousand dollars LUdL WUUIU erect 

The ^u'lslTu^Sf of invention 

A kingdom f^,- „ stage— princes to act, 
whole block "Jl d. site— sages to teach, 

AnH monarchs |„ hphflld thp swelling scene 
r\llU greatest '-*-' UClUJiU Li IC prosperous work. 

Then should the wtn-ikfiie^'^HTrker-like himself, 

Accnme> fhA POSt of Mars, „„^ at his heels, 
ASbUIIie tlie styleoJPrex, dllU 'bout his chair. 

Leashed In like hounds, chniilH iamme, sword and fire 
Bound in a common work, bllUUlU genius, talent, skill 

Crouch for employment— Dj. ,->irrlnn apntlp'^llH 
Address them to the task— DUL, pdlUUll geiJLlfb dll! 

On this unworthy scaffold 4-„ bring forth 
In these ill-fltted quarters LU attempt 

So great an object; Can this cockpit hold 

The vasty fields of France? 

The grace and beauty of our wide prairies? • 

Or may we cram within this wooden the 

'\jp\\j <=asques 
Veiy brains 

(that is what are supposed to be in casques) 

T-u _ J. did affright the air at Agincourt? 
1 I laL do surprise the doting hearts in all these homes? 

pardon, since a crooked figure may 

Aix _i in space a million, 
rtLLCbL the full amount we need. 

And let us cipher to this great account, 

On ni 11- '™'*Sinary forces \\Tr\Y\z 

Un OUl husbands, fathers, selves WOlK. 

Suppose within the girdle of these walls 

\A/ov-o r\r\\\7 confined two mighty monarchies 
VVclfc; IIUW assembled two hundred noble women 

\X/hnco hirrh upreared abutting fronts 
WnOSe Illgll aspiring, toiling spirits 

^U/21 perilous ocean parts asunder, 
» Ufcr narrow rooms and halls suppress. 

Piece out our imperfections with your 

Into a thousand S4ys^;r;;ct7om^wits, 
And make i-ell^'"''''^' puissance. 


receiving earth, 

Printing fhAir nrniid '^°°'-'* in fhp receivii 
Lifting men piOUU roofs in LUe yiemin. 

For 'tis your monfy '" that now must dower our 


Turning the IXTp^ilfonf"' of many years 
Into a sweet and present fulfillment. 

But excuse me. In a few words let me give a 
suggestion from another of the duty of the hour; 

"This 1 beheld, or dreamed it in a dream: 
There spread a cloud of dust along the plain. 
And underneath the cloud, or in it, raged 
A furious battle, and men yelled and swords 
Shocked upon swords and shields. A prince's 

Wavered, then staggered backward, hemmed bv 

A craven hung along the battle's edge 
And thought: 'Had I a sword of keener steel — 
That blue blade that the king's son bears — but this 
Blunt thing.'— he snapt and flung it from his hand. 
And cowering, crept away and left the field. 
Then came the king's son, wounded, sore bestead, 
And weaponless, and saw the broken sword, 
Hilt buried in the dry and trodden sand, 
And ran and snatched it and with battle shout - 
Lifted afresh, he hewed his enemy down 
And saved a great cause on that heroic day.' 

So must we in the work of the College. Lay 
hold upon eveiy opportunity — even though it be 
one rejected by another. And whatever we have 
in hand— 'blue blade' or "blunt thing'— lift it high 
with battle shout. A brave heart does better with 
tlie poorest weapons than a coward with the best." 

Note. — The full account of Alumnae Day, with 
addresses and responses to toasts, will be continued 
in succeeding numbers of the Greetings. 

^ ^' ^ 
The College Faculty for 1897='8. 

* (I am aware that this line is too long, but it is because the prai- 
ries are too wide, and I am not responsible for that. ) 

The faculty of the College remains the same for 
the coming vear as before in all departments, ex- 
cept that Miss Maude Gilchrist comes as lady prin- 
cipal, and Miss Katherine Dickens Cole as instruct- 
or in elocution and Delsarte. The CT)llege is to be 
congratulated on tlie addition to its faculty of wom- 
en of such rare scholarly attainments. We bespeak 
for them a hearty welcome at the opening of school. 

Miss Maude Gilchrist, lady principal, is a grad- 
uate of the Iowa State Normal School, also a gradu- 
ate of Wellesley College, and has taken Post Grad- 
uate courses at Wellesley, Harvard and Gottingen 
University. Miss Gilchrist taught for some time in 
the State Normal School in Cedar Falls, iowa, and 
for several years was a most successful teacher at 
Wellesley College. She is a member of the Ameri- 
can Association for the Advancement of Science. 

Miss Katherine Dickens Cole, elocution and 
Delsarte, is a graduate of the Boston School of Ora- 
tory, and has been for several years a successful 
teacher of elocution and Delsarte. first in Atchison, 
Kans., and later in Cleveland, O. She is highly 
recommended as a most accomplished public read- 
er, and has proved herself quite popular in public 



College JVotes, 

Mrs. Judi;e Scott, and Mrs. Turley, each entertained 
in honor of Dr. Jaquess. 

Mrs. Tempe Short Perle>-. of Alton, spent a few 
hours of alunnuL' day at lier Alma Mater. 

Mrs. Martha Spaulding Juniper, one of the charter 
members of the Phi Nu Society, attended their open 

Miss O. Emma Thompson, in a recent letter, re- 
fers to the death of Miss Mary Adams, in Boston. Miss 
Adams was the daughter of President Adams and one of 
the early instructors in music at the I. F. C. 

Mrs. Lydia Smith McKee, remembered the College 
bv a recent gift of fiftv dollars. 

The palms used in decorating for the banquet, were 
ordered from Ormond, Florida, and were the gift of Mrs. 

Judge Thompson. 

^ '78. 

Members of the class will be saddened to learn of the 
death of Mrs. Julia (irant Gibbons. 

Mrs. Abbie Tunnison Roodhouse, of Whitehall, was 
in attendance on the Jubilee. 

Miss Dora Graves, a successful kindergarten teacher 
in Menomonie, Wis., is spending the summer months 
among her old friends in Jacksonville. 

Mrs. Ella Stickle Crane, accompanied her hus- 
band, the Rev. Frank Crane, of Trinity church. Chicago, 
in his recent visit to Jacksonville, where he gave his lec- 
ture on the Bible before the school of theology. Dr. and 
Mrs. Crane were guests of Dr. Short. 

Mrs. Annie Schureman Stevens, of St. Louis, spent 
a few days of commencement week in Jacksonville. 

Miss Elsie Goodrick, is home on her vacation, 
having finished a successful year as instructor in vocal 
music in a Missouri college. 

Mrs. Bertha Wilson Hardinge, of Denver, Col., 
enroute to New Mexico, recently exchanged greetings 
with Miss Mary Hillerby in Los Angeles, Cal. 

In Petersburg, June 3d, occurred the marriage of Dr. 
Charles McKay Smith and Miss Mattie Laning. They 
will be absent for some weeks on their tour through the 

Miss Bertha Reed, is home from a \ear at DePauw. 

At a late declamation contest of Chicago University, 
Miss Clara Morton Welsh, valedictorian of the class of 
1. F. C, won the prize of forty dollars. In lieu of the 
cash prize Miss Welsh has chosen to take an additional 
three months course in special study. 

Prof. Dav and Miss Dickson were each in attendance 
at the National Music Teachers' Association, which met 
in New York in June. 

Miss Massie is spending the summer studying music 
in Chicago; Miss Stiles in the study of art in Buffalo. The 
other teachers are resting at their respective homes. 

.At the Belles Lettres reception there were a few of the 
old-time society badges worn. They were of broad white 
ribbon with the name and motto of the society lettered in 
black, caught by an artificial rose. Time had yellowed 
the ribbon and the pink had faded out of the roses, but the 
wearers were still as enthusiastic Belles Lettres as the 
blooming girls of '97. 

The invitation to the alumna reunion through the 
columns of the c7/-iY///{i,\^ brought many responses. 

Mrs. Clara Ailing Conroy writes: "1 would enjoy 
seeing the old College once more, though I fear the famil- 
iar faces would be very few — '77 is long, long, ago." 

Mrs. Mary Spates Nellis, of '73, says: "Received 
the Jubilee Greetings and enjoyed it very much. Was 
delighted to hear of some of the girls wJiom 1 had not 
heard from since 1 left school. It would give me a great 
deal of pleasure to go "home" to attend the anniversary 
in June, but 1 cannot be there. 

From one of the class of '71: "Since receiving the 
first Jubilee Gicetings, I have so frequently found myself 
living over my old school days again in 1. F. C that 
June 15, '71, seems so fresh in my mind this morning 
that 1 am forced to a little arithmetical calculation in order 
to realize how many years have flown by since our little 
class of six with "Pondere non numero," as its class 
motto, laid aside their books and left the dear old College 
halls. I have so enjoyed the little Jubilee Greetings and 
have watched with interest for the oncoming event. But 
for the faint hope that I might visit the dear Alma Mater 
and "play over the old game of going to school," would 
have responded sooner. But now as the "welcome home" 
invitation with its R. S. V. P. conies in, 1 am reminded 
that 1 must delay no longer. How delightful it would be 
to meet the "literary half dozen" of '71 again as of old. 1 
trust that my absence alone will make their number in- 
complete. Greet the dear old girls and tell them how I 
should love to have come too. Wishing for all an oc- 
casion surpassing in pleasure and profit, 
1 remain as ever, 


College Qreetingr 


Vol. I. 

Jacksonville, III., October, 1897. 

No. 2. 

^ College Greetings. ^ 

Pnblishea Monthly during the College Year by the Alumn 
and Students ol The Illinois Female College. 

MARY' E. LOAR, '69, ( 

General Manager 

Associate Editor.s 

Associate Alumnae Edltoi's 



Alumnae, Faculty and Students are invited to contribute 
articles, personals and items. 

All communications must be accompanied by the "^Titer's 
name, as "well as the signature "which she intends to have ap- 

All communications should be addressed to 

COLI.EGK GKKI:TING.S. .I;i<U-«iiivill.-. 111. 

Greetings to HU. 

Our Colleije paper owes its origin to the lieartx re- 
ception tliat has been accorded to the three issues of the 
Jubilee Gresfings. and the many letters received asl\inii 
that it ma\- be made permanent. It v\'ill be mainl\' a 
newspaper, irivinp; to the alumnae and students a sum- 
marv of happenini^s of general interest in connection with 
the College and its former students. 

SPECI.iL NOTICK.— The Hrst issue was .sent to all alum- 
nae wliose addresses we have, with tlie request that tliey he- 
eonie reffular subscribers. Oiil.v a small number liave re- 
sponded. We tiope that this does not indicate a Ia<'k of in- 
terest in the Colleffe. The subscription has probably merely- 
been overlooked or postponed. Wq therefore send this issue 
also to all. and ursre all who wish the Greetings rejjularly to 
send tlie subscription at once, as the paper will hereafter be 
sent only to subscribers. 

ikW ^ i'lt 
The Beginning of the Second half 'Century. 

The opening of the College this vear was an occasion 
of more than ordinary interest, since this is the fust year 
in the second half-century of the life of the College. To 
the alumnae and students of the past the commencment 
last June, closing as it did the first fifty years, was a special 
occasion. The presence of the former presidents, and so 
many of the old graduates, made us think of the past. 
And we were proud to recall all their heroic efforts, and to 
note the success that had attended their work. 

But what of the next fifty years? It was felt that the 

opening of the fiftv-first \-ear should be a kind of index of 
the future. 

.At the first chapel service the room was crowded. 
The College opened with the largest attendance tor nian\' 
years. There were also present a number of the gradu- 
ates, especiallx of recent \ ears. 

The increased attendance Is due largeK to the inter- 
est that our ministers are beginning to take in the College. 
Several of the students are here because of the special 
and favorable representation that the pastors made to 
them of the work of the College. We regard this as a 
most favorable omen. If all our people could know of 
the high grade of work the College is doing, our halls 
would be crowded to o\-erflowing. 

We confess to a feeling of disappointment that more 
of our new students cannot be traced to the influence of 
our alumnce. Only two or three seem to have come to 
us through the personal influence and persuasion of the 
older graduates. We have a large body of alumns. o\'er 
six hundred, and many of them quite influential. If the\- 
could onlv realize how far their influence would go in 
sending students here, and would seek out xoungwumen, 
and urge them to come here, how \'er\- soon we would 
need a new building. Will not every alumna consider 
herself a special committee to send at least one student 
before another year has passed? 

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New Trustees. 

The College has a board ot twcnt\ four trustees, 
eighteen of whom are appointed bv the Illinois Confer- 
ence, and six elected b\' the alumna?. The trustees are 
arranged in three classes, eight in each class. The term 
of office is six \ears. and the classes are arranged so that 
the term of one third of the board expires ever\ second 
vear. At the last session of conference trustees were ap 
pointed for the term expiring 1903 as follows: 

Edmund Blackburn. Jos. R. Marker, of Jacksonville; 
Rev. W. H. Webster, of Danville: Judge Wm. G. Cochran, 
of Sullivan; David H. Lollis. of Meredosia. and J. E. 
Hutchison, of Waverly. The three last named are new 
members, and have all written since their appointment 
expressing their interest in the College, and their desire 
to do all the\- can to advance its interests. 

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The Ciretiiii::^s sent postpaid one year for ^(1 cents. 


The Societies. 

1:1:1. LCS LiriTKKS. 

This Sdcieh'. the first in connectiiin w ith tlie Collei;e. 
has the honor of having been founded during the early days 
of the institution. The society has gone on much as such 
societies where their members have shown the interest 
that our members have shown in Belles Lettres. For the 
past few \ears especially \er\ stronii worl< has been done, 
and the outlook at the beginning of the school term ot 'OT- 
'Q8. promises a successful \ear's work. 

On Wednesday. September \^. a business meeting 
was held, and on the Tuesda\- following (the regular so- 
ciet\ da\ ). the first regular meeting of the vear was held. 
The meeting was in every way enjoyable, many visitors 
and many former members were present. .Mter the 
rendering of the regular program, a most delightful litte- 
talk was made b>- our former president. Miss Francis Mel- 
tiin. '96. in w hich she spoke words of praise and encour- 
agement for the societ\-. Miss Grace Ward. '9^. one ot 
our former members, also spoke to the society and con- 
gratulated us on our past work and predicted a bright fu- 
ture for Belles Lettres. Tile representation of Belles Let- 
tres at eastern colleges from year to vear has been highl\' 
gratifying. This year Miss Grace Ward. '9=;. enters .Ann 
.4rbor. Mich., as a junior. Jeannette Capps. '96. is at- 
tending Wellesle\. Bertha Reed. '9^ entered the De- 
Pauw Uni\ersit\ and lone Keuchler. '9^. lias taken up 
her work at Wellesle\. 

While tne chief aim of the societ\- is literar\-. Belles 
Lettres representatives hold a prominent place in the 
realms of music. Miss Jessie Whorton. '97. is teaching 
in Carthage Mo.. Miss Reon Osborn is studying ■;! Chi- 
cago and Miss Winifred Townsend's superb plaxing is 
known ever\v\here. The present thriving condition of 
the society is due to the strong work of the weekly meet- 
ings of the past vear, and none the less strong will be the 
work done this year. Every member feels that the 
Belles Lettres has a high record to sustain. Any thing 
that will better our societ\ we will not consider too much 
too attempt. 

The Phi Nu's are as ever prosperous and true to their 
old motto, •'scattering light." Thougii some of our old 
members are gone, yet we still have a goodiv number of 
thriving members left. We have had three meetings 
this year, one pureK' business at which the following offi- 
cers were elected; 

President Clara Mae Keii\on. 

Vice president — Grace Benedict Gillmore. 

Recording secretar>— Maude Susie Marker. 

Corresponding secretar\ -Ora M-d\ Mitchell. 

Critic Elsie .Allen Laughne\ . 

Treasurer Mxrtle Vera l.ingsweiler. 

Prosecuting attorne\ Beitha Massie. 

Chorister E. Rav Lewis. 

Chaplain .V\atie Welden. 

Librarian Mabel ()ke\. 

Ushers Edith Loose and Nellie O'Hare. 

The cither two meetings were the usual literary pro- 
gram, and at tlie last si.x new members were admitted 
and four others pledged, which is a very good beginning 
and makes the outlook for this \ear verv favorable. 

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Studio ,\otes. 

.After having lived in the old studio so long, where 
the sound of busy feet through the halls, of girlish laugh- 
ter that floated over the transom, where Czerny, Bee- 
thoven and Concone came in crashing mi.xture from the 
piactice rooms w here the division bells gave warning 
again and again of all that was to be done, and where, at 
night, in the stillness, the whispers from across the hall 
rose into veritable stage •■asides:" after witnessing all 
these vears. the busy, hurrving. happy life about us. un- 
til we had forgotten there could he any other life, or that 
we should ever see other walls than our own. — we 
were trundled over here into new quarters, and hung and 
rehung, and passed from pillarto post and now we scarce- 
l\ know whether we are hanging forehead up or down. 
And after bringing us here, where the floor is newK' 
stained and the walls so clean and fresh that we are \ et a 
little unaccustomed to them, and the light is so much 
brighter than we ever supposed it could be- then the class 
goes off among the trees to sketch and we are left to be- 
come acquainted with our surroundings. 

Even the solids and our old still-life friends lia\e a 
new and strange air, and the Braun photographs are so 
resplendent we scarcely dare look at them. 

We have always depended so much upon the class. 
True, we are scorned bv it. there endured, there pitied, 
and at last, all but embraced. But we do gain some last- 
ing friendships, and each new member of the class is re- 
garded as a future friend. When the students come in 
at the end of the session's work and prop their sketch- 
books against the backs of chairs and recklesslv sprav 
fi.xatif right and left, then do we take a sly glance at the 
work. There were some nice little sketches of the steps 
of the C^atholic church, and one effective pose in pen and 
ink of a college girl stud\ing in the sunshine. 

()nl\ a tew da\ s has the class remained indoors. 
Although it has been warm and dustw we see them go 
gailv off after luncheon in search of trees and interesting 

.A notice was tacked up on the door the other da\-. 
It reads: ••Studs hours. Id to 12 a. m. \:V) toi:"n p. 
in. Ever\ da\' e.xcept Monda\ . 

If Miss Stiles should be absent at the hours named. 

College Greetixgs. 


and no further notice is given liere. inquiries ina\' be an- 
swered at the College building." 

The list of required readings for students this \ear 
has been made out and is as follows: 

"How to Judge of a Piirture." VanD\ke: "Art for 
Art's Sal<e." Van Dyl<e: •'The Education of the Artists.'' 
Ernest Chesnean; "Life and Letters of J. P. Millet." 
Sensier: "Lite of Michael Aniielo." ; "Autobio- 
graphy of Jules Breton," . 

We hear scraps of conversations now and then about 
the St. Louis Exposition. The students are evidently 
talking up the trip for the purpose of seeing the pictures. 
The trip last year was of such help for the entire \ear that 
it is to be hoped the plan will succeed, and we who al- 
ways look and listen mav hear some interesting talk af- 
ter their return. 

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The College of Music. 

The semi-weekly recitals \\ill begin on Friday. Oc- 
tober 29. 

Miss Jessie Whorton. '97. has a large class of pupils 
at Carthage. Mo. 

Miss Jessie Arenz has been engaged to lead the choir 
of Centenary Church for the coming year. 

Prof. Soldan has a good number of violin pupils. The 
recital which he gave in the College chapel September 16 
was greatly enjoyed. 

Two of our graduates have been re-engaged in 
their positions for this year. Miss Flora Best at Howard 
Payne College, Fayette, Mo., and Miss Elsie Coodrick at 
Cotta College in Nevada. Mo. 

Two of our graduates. Miss Reon Osborne, and Miss 
Ha McClelland, continue their studies this year with Prof. 
Emil Liebling, of Chicago, who speaks in terms of the 
highest praise of the training the\" have received at the 

The first concert of the \eai- will be given at Grace 
Church on the evening of October U. All the members 
of the faculty and Miss Cole, of the School of Elocution, 
appear. Later three recitals will be given in the College 
chapel; one by Miss Massie and Miss Cole, another b\' 
Miss Dickson and Prof. Soldan. and the third by Mr. Da\ 
and Miss Kreider. 

The faculty and pupils were greatly surprised and 
pleased last week by the wholly unexpected appearance 
of four new beautiful Mason & Hamlin pianos. One was 
placed in each of the teachers' rooms, the instruments 
formerl\' used being moved to the practice rooms. The 
new pianos have a wonderfuli\' sweet tone and are abso- 
lutely as fine as can be purchased anvwhere. while our 
practice rooms are now as well equipped as any school 
could possibly be. It is also worthy of mention that the 
ricketv old stools that for so man\- \ears have been the 
bane of our students' practice iiours. have been replaced 
b\- new stools that can be moved up or down. 

Excursion to Havana. 

It was a merr\- part\- that assembled at the C. P. cV 
St. L. depot at 9:3(1 on tiie morning of October 4. The 
seniors had planned an excursion to Havana, and had 
put the cost of the tickets so low. that few could resist the 
temptation. Think or it! Onl\- tift\- cents for a ride of 
eighty miles and a da\ at Riverside. So the car was 

The baggage car w :is crowded too with the baskets 
full with the lunch, and the barrel of ice cream. The 
party was properly and sufficientl\- chaperoned. Miss Lane, 
senior class officer, being assisted by Miss Gilchrist, the 
lady principal, and all the rest of the faculty, Dr. Harker 
acting as conductor and guide, and the whole partv under 
the wise and careful oversight of Judge Whitlock. 

The car was gaily decorated both within and w ithout 
with the College colors, blue and \ ellow. and with the 
yellow and black of the senior class. On the rear of the 
car waved "Old Glory" showing that all were proud of 
their birthright as American citizens. 

It would take the pen of a much readier writer than 
the present scribe to tell of all the events of this holi 
da\-. Blessings on the man that owned the apple orchard 
at Little Indian! The old apple trees had never seen so 
merr\' a party of college girls, and what if the apples were 
hard, the fun was in the gathering of them, and in the 
wonderful feat of getting up into the car with a lap full of 
apples without spilling une nf them. 

The gii is that stole away w ith Judge Whitlock at 
Chandlerville and visited the soda water stand, were the 
envy of all their less fortunate sisters. 

Bui after we reached Riverside! First, the picnic din- 
ner. Mrs. Elder groaned as she saw the rapid disappear 
ance of the viands, and feared there \\ould be nothing left 
for supper. But there was. and the\- even gathered of the 
fragments a small basket full! 

Then came the swinging and the boating. Nobodv 
will ever tell who was afraid of the water. Whose boat 
was it that leaked? Thanks to Judge Whitlock's gener- 
ositv. everv one could have a free boat ride. 

At 6 o'clock everybody was safely on board the car 
again. The homeward ride will long be remembered, both 
by the excursionists and the people along the route. Ail 
the songs that they knew they sung, and those that did not 
know the words could join in the chorus. 

We must not forget to speak with appreciation of the 
thoughtful kindness of Conductor Parker. He had antici- 
pated eveiA' need during the whole day. and he landed us 
safelv back at the College "on time." perhaps the joliiest 
picnic companv that he had ever had aboard. 

Three cheers for the excursion to Havana! 

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Alumnse. faculty and students are invited to contrib- 
ute articles, personals and items to the Orrr//;ii:s. 


Co L I. K< tK O RKKTI NOS . 

Visitors at the College. 

Amoii.i; the visitors at the College since the (ipeiiinsi 
of the term have been the following: 

Mr. and Mrs. D. H. Lollis. of Meredosia. Mr. Lollis 
is one of the new trustees. Miss Cinda Burnett. '97. of 
Waverlv; Miss Flora Purviance, '95. of Savannah. Mo.; 
Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Harley, of McLean. 111.; Mrs. For- 
sythe, of Sarcoxie, Mo.— Mrs. Forsythe v\ill be remem- 
bered as Miss EstelleGoodner, a student here in '9^-6; Dr. 
and Mrs. Reed, and Dr. and Mrs. Galeener the wlieel of 
the Methodist Conference has turned around again and 
has taken these friends from Jacksonville to Danville. 

The following came with their daughters at the open- 
ing of school or have since visited them: 

Rev. and Mrs. T. J. Wittv. of Newmansville; Kev. 
M. B. McFadden. of Sadorus: W. T. Kitts. of Belle 
Flower; Wm. Nutt. of Mendon; Mrs. J. L. Starr, of De- 
catur: H. G. Waggoner, of Waggoner; C. I. Taylor, of 
Elkhart; Mrs. W. F. Jarman, of Camargo; F. E. Loose, 
of luscola; W. K, Richardson, of Arenzville; H. C. 
Pratt, of Virginia; Mrs. H. C. Thompson, of Mason City; 
A. E. Welsh, of Enfield; J. E. Reese, of Pana; Oliver 
McDaniel. of Buffalo; H. A. Bruaw, of Cerro Gordo; A. 
H. Wright, of Franklin; J. C. Bane, of Saybrook; H. C. 
Williams, of Pittsfield; B. F. Rockwood. of Bluffs; Mrs. 
J. C. Lewi-, or Bluffs. 

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The Class of '97. 

Mi^^ Belle Baldwin has the Lynnville school this 

Miss Catherine Alexander is teaching near Duncan 

Miss Ha Mc(Jelland is continuing her music studies 
in Chicago. 

'I he class of '97 seem to be honoring their alma 
mater in various practical wa\s. 

Miss Agnes Paxton is enrolled as teacher of the third 
grade in Lafa\ette school in this cit\ . 

Miss Flor> nee Clark, a musical graduate of "98. is 
now teaching vocal music at her home. 

Miss Grace Whorton. a literary graduate is continu- 
ing her vocal course under Miss Kreider this \ear. 

Miss Amy De Motte is in Northampton. Mass.. pre- 
paring herself to be a teacher of the mute language. 

Miss Jessie Whorton. a graduate in instrumental 
music, left recently for Carthage, Mo., to take a class. 

<.)f the remaining graduates Misses Hackman, Lax- 
ton, Balch.Case, Davis, Hinrichsen, Jo\-, Huckstep. Re\ - 
nolds and the Misses Burnett, are resting from their men- 
tal labors, and possibK' learning some needed lessons in 
practical housekeeping. Fame is probabK' awaiting them* 
later on. 

The College Improvement Fund. 

Main- are doubtless wondering how the Improvement 
Fund is progressing. We are glad to be able to report 
progress. Nearly seven thousand dollars have already 
been collected. About one thousand dollars more are sub- 
scribed. Will not all who have subscribed and not paid, 
please send in their subscriptions as soon as possible? 

A good many of our friends have already subscribed, 
but a larger number have not. A proposition has been 
made which ought to secure a response from every one. 
Some friends have offered to give one thousand dollars to 
the College on condition that three thousand more be 
raised bv January 1, 1898. That gives us onlv three 
months. Tliree thousand dollars can be raised by three 
liundred persons giving ten dollars each. There are some 
w ho can give more than ten dollars. Will not the friends 
of the College step in at this time and save us this one 
thousand dollars? You have doubtless many times 
thought of giving something to the College. Sit down 
now and make your thought a lact b\ sending \(iur con- 
tribution at once. 

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Junior Trolley Party. 

( )ne of the most enjoyable and unique events of the 
\ ear was the trolley party, given on the evening of Octo- 
ber 2, by the juniors in honor of the seniors. Under the 
lead of their class ofticer. Miss Graff, the juniors issued in- 
vitations to the seniors with their class officer. Miss Line, 
Miss Gilchrist, and Dr. and Mrs. Marker. The car 
v\'as beautitulK decorated u ith tlie College colors, and lor 
an hour the part\' were carried over the street car line of 
the cit\'. singing songs, and giving their class and tiie 
(College cheers. .After the trolle\ ride, lhe\ stopped at the 
College, where delicious refreshments were served. Such 
an interchange of good fellowship between the classes at 
tlie opening of the college x'ear is an excellent omen, and 
wortliN' of imitation. 

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College Notes. 

The classes have all organized and elected class offi- 
cers tor the year. Miss Line is class officer for the seniors. 
Miss Graff tor the juniors, Miss 1 rout tor the sophomores. 
Miss Austin tor the freshmen. Miss Cole for the senior 
preparatory and Miss Dickson tor the specials. 

The class colors of the different classes this year are: 
Seniors, black and yellow; juniors, lavender and purple: 
sophomores, purple and white; freshmen, green and white; 
senior prep., not \et made public. '1 he College colors are 
yellow and blue, the colors of the Belles Lettres and Phi 
.Nu societies respectiveh'. 

The seniors, freshmen, and sophomores have already 
made their formal entrance into the chapel. The classes 
are pleasantly vying with each other as to originality and 
beaut\' of decoration on such occasions, and the appear- 
ance of the other classes is looked forward to with in- 




Huld Lang Sync, 

"Should aula acquaintance be forgot. 
And never brought to mindv 

Should aula acquaintance be lorgot. 
And days o' aula lang syne?" 

Alumnae Day Continued from August Number. 

In her introduction of Mrs. Belle Paxton Drury. '6^^. 
who read the sketch of Dr. Adams's life. Mrs. Thompson 
spoke of Dr. Adams, president from 1858 to 1868. as hav- 
intr given the best part of his life to furthering the interest 
of I. F. C. 


Charles Adams was born in Stratham. New Hamp- 
shire. January 21. 1808. Entered into rest from Wash- 
ington, D. C. January 19. 1890. 

His father, John Adams, was a revolutionary ofticer. 
and a member of the Society ot the Cincinnati. His 
grandfather. Joseph Adams, was at one time minister of 
the Stratham church, a great preacher and writer of his 
day. and a graduate of Harvard College. 

in earlv vouth God touched the heart of Charles 
Adams, and awakened in him the desire for a hol\' and 
useful life. He attended the Academy at New Market. 
N. H.. and still later when the school was removed to 
Wilbraham, Mass.. there completing his studies prepara- 
tory to college. 

He took a most active part in the revival ot 1828. 
holding meetings and preaching in the neighborhood, as 
was the custom of young preachers in those olden times. 
He, with two other young men. organized a theological 
association for the study of God"s word. This was the 
pioneer organized effort of an educated ministrx' among 
the Methodists. 

in 1829 he entered Bowdoin College. Brunswick. 
Maine, graduating with honor in 183.3, and was distin- 
guished as an earnest christian and faithful student, and 
ordained deacon by Bishop Hedding. and elder by Bishop 
Emorv in 183S. He also spent one year in the Theologi- 
cal Seminary at Andover. 

His life work was divided between preaciiing and 
teaching. For five years he managed with great abiiitx 
the affairs of Newbury Seminary. Newbury. Vermont, 
being the first principal there. During his charge of the 
Wesleyan Academy, at Wilbraham. Mass., (where he had 
been a pupil), he was principal, teacher and pastor of the 
church, doing the work of two men. The school enjo\ed 
great prosperity during his administration of several years. 
While here he was selected by the New England Confer- 
ence to write an appeal to southern Methodists upon slav- 
ery, being, himself, a strong anti-slavery man. 

He aided in the establishment of the Methodist Theo- 
logical Institute, at Concord. N, H., afterwards known as 
the Boston University and foi several vears filled with 

marked abilit\- the ih iir of Ancient and Oriental Lan- 

in Xenia. Ohio. Indianapolis. Indiana, and in his ten 
years charge at Jacksonville, Illinois, he achieved similar 
success. In 1SS9 the honorary degree of Doctor of Divin- 
ity was conferred upon him bv McKendree College. 

In addition to supplying pulpits in places while teach- 
ing, he was stationed in Boston — Bromfield street church 
-Lowell. Lynn (L\nn Common, the mother of all New 
England Methodist churches, where he was very popuiari. 
Cambridgcport. Mass.. Lima. N. Y., Cincinnati and Xenia. 
Ohio. He took high rank as a Christian minister, and 
when min-ed b\- the Holy Spirit, -with his soul on fire, 
words of life would leap from his lips with wondrous 
effect, and he was might\ in pra\er. 

He was a tacile wri(-r and frequent contributor to tlie 
church periodicals, and is the author of manv valuable 
books: "Evangelism in tlie Middle of the Nineteenth 
Centur\." "Words that Shook the World."' "Women of 
the Bible." "Minister of the Times." and others: manv 
Sunday school books. 

His last few years were spent in Washington, D. C 
where he had established himself to enjoy the advantage 
of the libraries to facilitate his writings, which labor ot 
love occupied him almost exclusively. 

He had long passed the allotted "three score and ten." 
and in a few more da\s on earth would have completed 
82 beautiful vears. when peacefully he fell asleep in 
Jesus. So suddenly was this, that to the loving friends he 
seemed "translated." being spared the bitterness of part- 
ing, and the pangs of death. He was carried back to 
Stratham. N. H.. and laid to re-.t in tlie old church yard 
there bv the side of his father, grandfather and others ot 
his name, an honored son of distinguished ancestors. 

We. who were privileged to claim Charles Adams as 
our beloved teacher and friend,- may we not gather some 
inspiration from the record of this holy and useful life 
calling his God our (jod. and his Saviour our "Strength" 
and our "Redeemer." 

One of THE Class of 186=.. 



How fair the xouthtul cit>' lies 

Witli sunn\ skies spread out ;ibo\e: 

How goodlv do her dwellings rise 
Tlie homes of comfort and of love. 

.^nd see how East and South and West 
Those massive edifices tower: 

Where come afflicted ones to rest 
Or we;ir :iwa\ life's weary iiour. 

Such were thy gifts, great Christ, to men. 
From far the weeping and distressed 

COLLECtK Oreetinos. 

Came willi each waried grief and pain 
And found repose upon th\- breast. 

And see wiiere learninij's graceful liand 
Beclsons within her sacred bowers. 

Young men and maidens of the land 
To crown them with her choicest flowers 

See where the churches high uplift 
Their sacred walls to welcome thee: 

The school-house, too. that other gift 
Of Virtue. Light and Libertv. 

Now lift thine e\ es and look be\ond 
Wide o'er the landscape far and near. 

Fair as the vale ot Trebizand 
And fertile as the famed Cashmere. 

At sundo\\-n of tlie centur\- 

Oh ! what a scene the ex'e shall till. 
Of him who in tliat hour shall see 

The fairv realm of Jacksonville. 

Miss Buxton. '9S. sang in her accustomed pleasing 
manner "The Throstle." after which Mrs. Thompson in 
presenting the next speaker spoke of him as ''the man 
who bears the honor of having served the College for the 
longest term of vears. well known and beloved by all- 
Rev. W. F. Short. D. D.. of Jacksonville. For eighteen 
years he served the College faithfully, and I know you 
will be glad to hear his voice again, especially those who 
graduated under his administration. 

I now present to \ou 'The Long and Short of the 
Presidencx ." "' 


It is not expected that my address will be proportioned 
to the length of the term of m\ presidencx' of the College. 
It i^ rather expected that it will be the Short address of 
the long president. Nor \et is it expected that 1 will give 
a minute account of the happenings and experiences that 
occurred during that "long reign.'' Such a detailed state- 
ment might prove embarrassing to many in the audience, 
for it would recall instances that many supposed the presi- 
dent was entirely ignorant of; whereas, the fact is the 
president of the College does not know some things bv 
looking tfie other way. 

My interest in the College began at a very earl\ date; 
indeed. I was less than twenty miles away when it was 
born and christened. Moreover. I was a college bov at 
that time myself, and will frankly confess. Dr. Jaquess. 
that 1 sometimes came around to the College, possiblv to 
\our serious anno\ance. With all the members of that 
first celebrated class that graduated in I8s2. 1 was person- 
ally acquainted. The fact is. Dr. Jaquess. 1 might as well 
confess it. 1 loved those girls, and for that matter. I love 
them still. I recall their names: Luc\'. Jane. Margaret. 
Ellen. Minerva. Hannah. Maria. Helen. Corilla, Julia. 
Melinda. Alice, two Elizabeths and Sophia. The misfor- 
tune of my esteem of these girls was that it appeared to 

be too one-sided. Otherwise. 1 do not know what possi- 
bil\' might have happened. Nevertheless, in the mean- 
time Sarah, the princess of the multitude, came mv way 
and so relieved the situation. 

My interest in the College was further enhanced bv 
the fact that in my early ministry it became involved in 
debt and was threatened with sale. Many of the preach- 
ers of the Conference with myself, subscribed liberally to 
save the institution to the church, but owing to the stfin- 
gencv of the times. man\- of us were unable to collect the 
amounts subscribed from our churches. The result was 
that about thirt>' of our preachers were sued, nnself among 
the number. To satisfy the judgment, my horse and 
buggy and cow. and all 1 possessed were taken. Of 
course, this experience intensified mv interest and affec- 
tion for the College. 

.Vlv connection with the institution began with the 
centennial observances that have been so numerous since 
1876. It is manifestK proper that the semi-centennial of 
the College should be worthily observed in accordance 
with the spirit that has been so prevalent in our countr\-. 
and which culminated in the World's Columbian Exposi- 
tion in 1893. At that time I resigned m\ position as presi- 
dent. Very great changes occurred in tlie personnel of the 
College during my presidencw Of the nine trustees 
who were in office at the time of m\- appointment, six of 
them passed away during my administration; namelv. 
William Thomas, Matthew Stac\-. William Orear. John 
Mathers. Dr. W. S. Prentice, and Dr. Hiram Buck. In 
the educational department, that mast illustrious musical 
artist and composer. Prof. A. E. Wimmerstedt. also passed 
to his reward. [Dr. Short had intended also to state in 
this connection, that two of the former presidents of the 
College had also departed this life: nameU . Rev. Reuben 
Andrus. D. D.. and Rev. Charles Adams. D. D.] 

During my piesidenc\'. courses in music and fine art 
were formulated, equal in extent to those of the best 
schools of our countr> : also departments in phxsicai cul- 
ture and elocution were maintained throughout the term. 
It is proper to call the names of teachers who have become 
so well known in the communitx for their ability in this 
connection. 1 will meation Mr. Davis. Mr. Day, Mr. 
Grist. Miss Allen. Mrs. Kate Smith, and many others who 
were introduced to the community through the College. 
Besides these 1 will mention the names of some of our 
own product during that time who are still at work in the 
College; Misses Dickson. Kreider. Masssie and Stiles. 

During m\ term of office, four hundred and ninet\- 
nine diplomas were given to pupils who had completed 
the respective courses of study. Many of these ladies are 
to-da\' filling high and responsible positions. Thc\' are 
in India and China and Hawaii, and are scattered through 
the length and breadth of our country. In some cases they 
are the wives of ministers and are credited with writing 
their husbands sermons. Others are the wives of lawyers 
and are also credited with writing the able biiefswhidv 

College Greetings. 


their husbands present in court. Manv others have be- 
come eminent as teachers, and some are filling various 
other positions of influence and honor. 1 recall that dur- 
ing my presidency we inaugurated the custom of selecting 
some distinguished minister or layman of the church, both 
male and female, to deliver an address on commencement 
occasions, instead of the usual method of reading the es- 
sa\ s b\' the class. This custom has been attended with a 
remarkable history. For one ut these addresses Dr. Ninde 
was chosen, and was subsequently made Bishop. Then 
Dr. Walden was brought for the same service, and he 
likewise was made Bishop. Then again Dr. Cranston 
perfcmed the same service, and he in turn was made Bish- 
op. All because, of course, they had been selected to 
deliver the commencement addresses before the Illinois 
Female College, and 1 would suggest to Dr. Moore, who 
is to deliver the address tomorrow, that unless he takes 
the precaution to put up an episcopal lightnning-rod. this 
speaker will not be responsible for results. 

Early in the history of the College one of our minis- 
ters was ourfmancial agent. It is reported that he intro- 
duced himself as 2i female agent, on one occasion. B\- 
that designation I may claim to have been a female eigh- 
teen years; but by the statutes of Illinois, a female attains 
her majoritv at the age of eighteen. Availing mvself of 
that fact. I decided to have my freedom and resigned the 
presidency of the College and went into politics, as fe- 
males ver\' commonly are inclined to do. After four vears' 
experience, for reasons entirely beyond my control. I de- 
termined to quit politics and retire to private life. 

I beg leave on this occasion to commend the small 
College as against the larger institutions of learning, for 
primary and collegiate education. After many \ears of 
observation and study, it is my fnm conviction that it is 
far better to send your sons and daughters to schools of 
two hundred or five hundred than to the great institutions 
of a thousand or fifteen hundred pupils, for the purpose of 
intellectual discipline. A college course pursued in such 
an institution is far more valuable to a young man or a 
young v/oman than if obtained in the large schools of the 
country. In saying this 1 do not condemn the practice of 
going to large schools for special and professional work 
after a college education has been obtained in a smaller 

I say the times demand enlarged facilities for this in- 
stitution. It cannot keep abreast with the best schools of 
the country without such increased facilities. For in- 
stance, a gymnasium building is imperatively demanded, 
and it does saem to ma that there should be found some 
graduate of the institution who would contribute ten 
thousand dollars for that purpose. That amount of mone\' 
will be adequate for the erection and equipment of a com- 
plete, first-class gymnasium. In other particulars that I 
need not mention, the College is greatix' in need of in 
creased appliances, and it is earnestly hoped that this 
semi-centennial observance will result in the securing of 

the necessary funds to accomplish all the^e gre;itK needed 

Several \-ears before mv retireni-iu. I nominated to 
iii\- wife the present incumbent. Dr. Marker, as ni\- suc- 
cessor. Although she has not given me credit for good 
sense in all mv suggestions, she is forced to admit the wis- 
dom of that nomination, and I trust that his career, so au- 
spiciousK- begun, may continue until it reaches a number 
of years that ladies are sometimes unwilling to mention 
as their age. 

In closing, I beg leave to remind you that this is a 
Christian school, and is distinguished from schools that are 
strictlv secular. It was founded by Christian ministers. 
Christian men and women. Whatever changes and pro- 
gress it may make in any particular as the vears go on, it 
should never lose 'this, its most distinctive feature, a 
Christian school. It should be the aim of those entrusted 
v\'ith its management that no young lad\' should receive 
the honors of the institution and go out into the « orld to 
take her place, who had not previousK' become a Chris- 
tian. Such devout. Godly xwimen are greatU needed 
everywhere to-da\ . 

Mrs. Thompson then said: 

"The past is safe and in its light we see the future 
of Illinois Female College as noon-day bright; for the 
Jubilee vear finds the College with a president who is 
abreast with the times and able to carr\ her to higher 
grounds'of usefulness and perfection. I nov\' have the 
pleasure of presenting to vou President J. R. Marker who 
will address you. Subject: 'Our Eternal Nov\'." " 

These exercises have been so delightful, and have 
called up so manv pleasing memories of the past, that I 
am sure it will be better that nothing more be said, 
so that the thoughts aroused by the presence of your former 
presidents and by these delightful reminiscent speeches 
mav the more surely remain with you. The clock also 
reminds us that those who have in charge the banc.uet 
which follows this meeting are already waiting for us. 
and that I ought not longer to detain you. 

But while I must not make an address to you. there 
are two thoughts which have strongly impressed me this 
morning, which it will perhaps not be out of place to ex- 
press. The first is of the great debt which we of this 
generation owe to the generations which have preceded 
us. The words of Moses to the Israelites when they were 
entering the promised land are peculiarly fitted also to us. 
"And it shall be. when the Lord shall have brought thee 
into the land which He swore to thy fathers to give thee, 
great and goodly cities, which tliou buildedst not, and 
houses full of all good things, which tliou tilledst not. and 
welis digged, which thou diggedst not. vinexards and 
olivevards. which thou plantedst not. then beware lest 
thou forget whence all thes; things have come." 

So we of this generation are enjONing gre:U and 



Cl ) 1^ I^ h£CT K ( _T W t: Li i" 1 X Oi 

special advantages. Collej;e'< have been established. 
buildings erected, a patronage solicited, courses of stud\ 
arranged, and do we sufficienti\ remember liow? It was 
only by the arduous labors, the patient persevering self- 
denial, the wise foresight and solicitude of the generation 
which these our speakers of to-day represent, that these 
things have been made possible. All honor then to Dr. 
Jaquess and all these former presidents, with their asso- 
ciates and helpers, and let us never cease to cherish their 
memories, and to show our appreciation of their labors. 

The second thought that impressed me was. that hav- 
ing been so greatly blessed ourselves, having received so 
largely from others before us. we certainly have a dut\- to 
the generations that are to tullow us. These benefits 
must not only be perpetuated. the\ should be enlarged. 
Our College has been founded for us. we should increase 
its patronage and endow it. There is danger of our for- 
getting this. In the tirst twentv-tive \ears of the College, 
out of the povert\- of the people gifts were freely made. 
The ground was purchased, a beautiful building was 
erected, then a large addition u'as made to it. When this 
was burned down another building was erected. Two 
more destructive fires occurred, but gifts were at once 
forth-coming for the renewal of the building. All this, 
costing at least one hundred thousand dollars, was done 
in the first twenty five \ears. What has been done in 
the last twenty-five xears.' Has the spirit of devotion 
been dying? Let us hope not dying, but only sleeping. 
But the comparison ought to make us ashamed. The 
buildings were erected for us; we ought to endow the 
school, or add new buildings. In some way let us show 
that we are worth\' successors ol the men and women 
who builded so heroicallv in the fust quarter centurx . 

We should gird ourselves tor our duties in tiie spirit ot 
thePsalniist in the Ninetieth Psalm. "Let Thxwork appear 
unto Th\' servants, and Th>' glory unto their children." 
This is God's way. We cannot often see the harvest 
from our labors. These former presidents with their as- 
.snciates builded the College. They saw the toil, the 
weary working and watching and waiting, the discour- 
agements, the slow progress, the fire burning it all, and 
again the toil and discouragement. They saw the work, 
we see the glory of it. Let us prav that we mav be used 
and honored in the same wax . Let the work be shown 
unto us. Let us erect new buildings. Let us add to the 
endowment. Let us enlarge the equipment. Let us also 
endure the toil, the self-denial, the disappointment. Let 
the work, O Lord, appear unto us. Tli\' servants, so that 
the glory may appear unto our children. 

With such a pra\'er as this on our lips, and such a 
resolution as this in our hearts, let us address ourselves 
to the second half centur\- on which the College now 

The program closed with a vocal solo b\'.V\iss Kreider. 
'90. An account of the banquet immediatelv following 
will appear in the next issue of the irirrfhio-s. 

Alumnae News. 

Miss Lida Akers. '62. a teaclier in the Kansas Cit\- 
public schools, spent the suminer in Jacksonville. 

Mrs. Marv Metcalf Davis. "62. lias recently lost a 
daughter b\' death. 

Mrs. Marv Wood Crabtree. "68. has the sympathy of 
the alumnae in the loss of her son. a young man of the 
most perfect type of christian cliaracter. 

.Vlrs. Rachel Harris Philiippe. 12. has been obliged 
because ot her man\ duties, to decline the honor of Col- 
lege trustee. Tiie vacancx' will have to be filled in such 
manner as the alumn;t ma\' determine before the ne.xt 

Mrs. Belle Short Lambert. '7 1. has returned from a 
delightful summer in Colorado. 

Mrs. Effie Capps McCabe. '81. has tlie congratulations 
ot the alumna over the new daughter in the parsonage 
at Xenia. (^hio. 

Miss Kate Blackburn. '8i. has arrived for a year's 
rest from her mission work in Bulgaria. She was wel- 
comed at the College. 

Mrs. Marv McElfresh Crain. '82. is now at home at 
Lirbana. Hi. 

Miss Anna Rush. '84. is now in Detroit, Mich., win- 
ning fresh laurels for herself in her chosen art in Le\ - 
kaut's studio. 

Miss Eleanor Pitner, '90, Clara M. La\man, '94, and 
Jessie R. Arenz. '96. were the delegates representing their 
respective leagues at tiie great Epw'orth League conven- 
tion at Toronto. 

The class of '9s is well represented at other educa- 
tional centers; Miss Grace Ward iiaving returned to the 
Universitv of Michigan. Miss lone Keuchler to Welleslex . 
.Miss Bertha Reed, to T5ePauw, and Miss Grace Buxton 
has but just returned home from musical study in Chicago. 

Miss Reon E. B. Osborne, '96. has begun her studies 
at the Chicago Conservatory, 

We are planning a series of articles to run through 
the Giri'/iiii^s for the \'ear b>' some of our talented alum- 
lUF that will be of verv special interest. .More tlian a 
hint of their excellence and varietx will be given in our 
next issue. 

On October 7. at the residence ot the bride's parents, 
occurred the marriage of Miss Fidelia Wood. "9s. to Mr. 
Neil Duckels. The ceremony was performed b>' Re\'. 1. 
W. Read, pastor of the Baptist Church, assisted by Presi- 
dent Harker. The part>' left on tlie afternoon train for a 
trip to Nashville. Tenn.. and on their returri will be at 
home on West Chambers street. 

.An alumna? concert will be given in Centenarx 
cluirch lui the evening of Nov. 18. It is to be hoped that 
this concert will be well patronized as Ihe receipts , ire to 
go towards defraying the expenses of the visiting alumna' 
who take part in the concert at the close of the \ ear. The 
alumn;p program of '97 was one ot w hich we are justi\" 

College Greetings. 

Vol. I. 

Jacksonville, III., November, 1897. 

No. 3. 

^ College Greetings* ^ 

Published Monthly during the College Year by the Alumnae 
and Students of The Illinois Female College. 

MRS. E. C LAMBERT, '73, I 

General Manager 

Associate Editors 

Associate Alumnae Editors 



Alumnse, Faculty and Students are invited to contribute 
articles, personals and items. 

All communications must be accompanied by the writer's 
name, as well as the signature which she intends to have ap- 

All communications should be addressed to 

COLLEGE GREETINGS, Jacksonville. 111. 

SPECIAL NOTICE The College GreetiiiB-s are sent to 

all the alumnae whose addresses we have. If the subscription 
price has not yet been paid, it should be sent in at once. If 
any know of alumnae or old students who are not receiving 
the paper, we shall be glad to have the address, and to send 
copies to them. The class secretaries are especially urged 
to try to keep the addresses of the class full and correct. 
Catalogues containing the addresses of all alumuiie as h-c 
have them will be sent on application, 

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The illustrations which appear in connection with the 
studio notes, are from drawings by students in the school 
of fine arts. Others are promised for succeeding numbers. 

We are verv sorry that the continued illness of Miss 
Marv E. Loar, '69, prevents her from continuing her du- 
ties as one of our editors. She has been very faithful and 
efficient, and we trust she will soon be restored to health. 
Mrs. E. C. Lambert, '73, has consented to act in her place 
and will begin her duties with the ne,Nt issue. 

In the alumnEE department of the Greetings the edi- 
tors are arranging for a series of articles to run through 
the year that cannot fail to be of interest not only to our 
alumns, but to all who are in any wav interested in those 
lines of work and usefulness open to women after their 
vears of preparation in college are finished. The first ar- 
ticle is to be in the nature of reminiscence, a vivid pen pic- 
ture of fifty years ago, by one ot the men who purchased 
the original five acres of ground upon which the College 
was built. After that we are to have a number of articles 
upon "What Our Alunmse are Doing," that will be in the 
llneotthe personal experiences ofthe writers. These papers 
have all been solicited and are being prepared with the 

greatest care. They deal with music and art, church 
work, dublifeand home-making. Wefeel safe in promising 
all who are interested in the success or our College paper 
something that will be well worth the price of the sub- 
scription. We most earnestly ask of our alumna, first of 
all, your names for our subsciption book, then we would 
like an occasional bit of advice or friendiv criticism or 
good cheer, and something helpful for our columns. 

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Some Things the College Needs. 

We give herewith a list of needs of the College, just 
as it was given in the first issue of our little forerunner, 
the Jubilee Greetings, last spring. Already- some of the 
needs have been partially met. We have leased the Lur- 
ton property, and are using it for our School of Fine Arts, 
and for society halls. This enables us to use the old art 
studio for a gymnasium. But we still need several thou- 
sand dollars before we can buy the Lurton property, and 
our present society. halls and gymnasium are too small to 
be permanent. 

We are greatly encouraged that so much has been 
done in a few months. If all friends ofthe College would 
keep these needs in mind and help along some one of 
them as they have opportunity, in a short time all of them 
would be realized. 

1. We need the Lurton property. The College is 
growing and must have more room. The Lurton property 
adjoins the College on the west, is 175 by 580 feet, and 
must be added if the College continues to grow. 

2. We need two society halls. The College has two 
as good literary societies as can be found in Illinois, the 
oldest vyomen's societies in the state. They have no 
room to meet in. 

3. We need a gymnasium. We have been doing 
good work in physical culture for three years past, but we 
have been pushed from one room to another, and need 
a permanent place. 

+. We need additions to our library and to our phy- 
sical and chemical apparatus. 

5. We need some scholarships for young women 
who are too poor to provide for their education, but who 
are capable and eager for the means of study. One thou- 
sand dollars will provide a permanent scholarship for tui- 
tion, and five thousand dollars a permanent scholarship 
for board and tuition. Who will make such an invest- 

6. We need gifts for an endowment fund. 

How can these needs be met.' We have already 

CoivLEOt: Greetings. 

made a small beginning on them. We can get all these 
things if our friends will remember the College. Give to 
it while you live, leave it some legacv when \ou die. 
Keep these matters moving. 

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The College of Music. 

Mr. Leon E. Craig, the musician and bandmaster of 
Woodson, has begun vocal lessons with Miss Kreider. 

Accounts were received last week from Carthage. Mo., 
of the autumn festival of the M. E. Church, in which Miss 
Jessie Whorton. '97. had a prominent part. The local 
papers speak in terms of the highest praise of Miss Whor- 
ton's playing. 

Q)uite a number of students attended the opening con- 
cert for the new pipe organ in the Christian Church on 
the evening of October 15. The organ was built from 
specifications prepared by Mr. Day who gave the recital, 
assisted by his pupil, Mrs. A. G. Burr, who is to be the 
organist of the church, and local talent. It may be of in- 
terest to know that the builders of the organ are the same 
firm who rebuilt the organ in Grace Cliurch eight vears 

The Seidl Orchestra, with Madam Rive-King as solo 
pianist, was greeted by an audience that literally filled 
the opera house. This was an especially valuable concert 
for our students, and nearly all of them made the most of 
the opportunity to hear one of the best orchestras of to- 
day, conducted by one who was the friend and pupil of 
the great musician, Wagner. 

Madam Rive-King's performance of tlie Saint-Saens 
concerto in G minor was most interesting, especially to a 
number of our students who had heard Miss Dickson plav 
the last two movements at the alumn» concert last spring. 
And that reminds us that the Liszt polonaise which was 
given as the opening number, was pla\ed as a piano solo, 
the vs'av in which the piece was original!* written, bv 
Miss Frances Melton at the same concert. 

All honor to the Wednesday Musical Club, represent- 
ed b\' Miss Kreider. Miss Clark and Miss Humphrey, who 
worked so hard to make a success of what will probablv 
be the best concert of the season. 

Grace Church was completely filled on the evening of 
October U, by an enthusiastic audience, assembled to 
hear the concert given by the faculty. An interesting and 
varied program was given which was very enjoyable and 
will prove to be an incentive for some good conscientious 
work from the students. Every performer was encored, 
which fact speaks well for the appreciation of the audience 
as well as for the excellence of the performance. The fol- 
lowing is the program: 


Sonata ior piano and violin, Op. 24 (Allegro) Beethoven 


Cavatiiia iiriiii La (iazza Ladra Ro.sini 


Piano Solo— Ballade, Op. 20 Reinecke 


Recitation— The Banishment, (from Evangeline) ..Longlellow 


Violin Solo— Fantaisie Caprice Vieuxtemps 


Songs— The Swallows Conen 

At Parting Rogers 

Irish Folk Song Foote 


Organ Solo— St. Cecilia OHertoire Batiste 


Piano Solo— Waltz Caprice, Op. 37, No. I Grieg 


Recitations— Sins oi Omission : Wilcox 

When the Heart is Young 

The ,\irly Days Riley 


Song— Repentance, (with violin, piano and organ) . Gounod 


Here is a complete list of the recitals to be given this 


( Admission by ticket. ) 

Faculty Concert Thursday, Oct. 14 

An evening of readings: Miss Cole Thursday, Dec. 2 

Advanced Pupils' Recital Thursday, Dec. 9 

Organ Recital: Mr. Day Thursday, Mar. 24 

Advanced Pupils' Recital Thursday, April 7 

Elocutionary Recital Thursday, April 2S 

(General Admission, College Chapel at 9 o'clock a. m.) 

Etude Recital Friday, Oct. 29 

Elocutionary Recital Friday is'ov. 5 

Pupils' Recital Friday Nov. 12 

Etude Recital- Wednesday, Nov. 24 

Elocutionary Recital Friday, Dec. 17 

Pupils' Recital Friday, Jan 21 

Elocutionary Recital Friday, Feb. 4 

Piano and Song Recital, (Mr. Day and Miss 

Kreider) Friday, Feb. 11 

Etude Recital Friday. Feb. 25 

Piano and Elocutionary Recital, (Misses Massie 

and Cole Friday, Mar. 1 

Pupils' Recital Frida> , Mar. 11 

Elocutionary Recital Friday, Mar. IS 

Piano and Violin Recital, (Miss Dickson and 

Prof. Soldan) Friday, .\pril 15 

Etude Recital Friday. Apr. 22 

(Special Concert.) 
.\lumnae Concert Monday. May 30 

Thursday evening. October 21. Misses Dickson. 
Massie, Kreider and Cole, members of the faculty of mu- 
sic and elocution, assisted by Mr. J. Phillip Read, organist, 
gave a verv successful entertainment at the Winchester 
,\\. E. Church. The building was crowded: the platform 
beautifully decorated with flowers and lights, and the au- 
dience appreciative. The drive over in the afternoon, and 
the return Fridav morning, were both thoroughly enjoved, 
as will be learned upon inquiry of an\- of the participants. 
Tiie following program was rendered: 
Piano Solo— Ballade, op. 20 Rieneke 


Waltz Song (from Romeo and Juliet) Gounod 


Organ Solos— Allegretto grazioso Tours 

Finale in D Lemmens 


Piano Solo— Waltz Caprice, Op. 37, No. I Grieg 





Reading— Deacon Tubman's Race Murray 

Miss kather:ne dickens cole. 
Songs— (a) The Swallows Conen 

(b) Scoteh Lullaby Henchel 

(c) Polly Willis De Arne 


Piano Solos — Aue Lorely-Fels Rofi 

The Earl King Schubert-Liszt 


Reading— "Dot Leetle Poy" J. W. Riley 


Piano Solo— La Harpe Eolienne Kruger 


Song— Repentance, "with piano and organ Gounod 


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studio Notes. 

The '96 and "97 volumes ot the Interchange and Am- 
ateur have recently been added to the studio librar\-. 

Mrs. T. Vernette Morse, who has done so much for 
the spreading of art, in the founding of the Central Art 
Association, made a hasty visit, while in town in attend- 
ance upon the Federation of Cluhs. 

The Studio Club, with its subjects and discussions on 
current art topics, is to be revived. The meetings are to be 
held at 3:30 p, m. the first and third Fridays of each month. 
The meetings last year amounted at times to the practical 
value of object lessons, when our tables were covered with 
a collection of various potteries, or the walls with a glare 
of posters. 

Of posters— trite as the subject may seem— we have 
had a few lately on our walls, of Penfield's best. A stu- 
dent who had not succumbed to the epidemic in its time, 
made someremark concerning them. The answer is not re- 
corded, nor is it possible to adequately describe the glances 
of those who had yielded to Bradley's curves and Brad- 
ley's swirls — but it was not long ere the questioner was 
deep in all the poster lore the studio afforded. 

Now that there is a frostiness in the morning air, the 
sketching days are fast departing, and as the work now 
goes on about us, we are not onlv growing accustomed to 
new faces, but renewing old acquaintances as well. 
Though the faces change from year to year, and surround- 
ings are altered, yet a few things remain the same. Noth- 
ing can change the stir and commotion that invariablv ac- 
companies the opening of the Tuesday afternoon sessions. 
Studies of the week before have been abandoned, and no 
new ones to replace them. Students enter with flowers or 
fruit and seek the most desirable light; there is much mov- 
ing about, scraping of chairs, and adjusting of shades; 
usually an easel whose supports have become sadlv es- 
tranged or hopelesslv entangled, falls to the floor; tlier.e 
are a ver\- great man\- questions asked and ver\- few of 
them answered, and through it all a casual visitor, or it 
may be ihe model, sits silent and wondering at such con- 
fusion iri a well ordered studio, .After a time, however, 
the sound waves subside: the chairs, the shades, the stud- 
ies and the students reach a state of suitable relationship, 
and only the scratching of pen or charcoal is heard in the 
stillness. This sudden dropping into work, this prolonged 
silence, not enforced bv rule, but the natural outcome of 
combined attention — this, as well as Ihe commotion pre- 
ceeding it, can nev&r be altered. Wherever there are a few 
gathered together for purposes of study, will be found this 
bubbling up of enthusiasm, this silent concentration, alter- 
nating with strange regularity. 

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The Societies. 


Belles Lettres, ever prosperous and thriving, has now 
fully entered upon the year's work, and the outlook for 
'97-8 is indeed favorable. On October 6, the officers for 
the first term were elected and are as follows: 

President. Helen Kennedy; Vice-president, Grace 
Whorton; Treasurer. Fronie Kent; Recording secretary, 
Crissie Pratt; Corresponding secretary. Carrie Kuechler; 
Chaplain, Margaret Brown; Critic, Elizabetli Winterbot- 
tom: Chorister, Clara Knollenberg; Librarian, Lola Black- 
burn; Pages, Clara Jackson, Jennie Loose; Sergeant at 
arms, Ida L, Marsh. Twelve new members were taken 
into the society at this meeting and at each succeeding 
meeting others have joined. 

It is our plan to continue the custom formed some 
vears ago of having debates every other week, discussing 
the important questions of the day, and the week inter- 
vening we have the usual literary and musical numbers. 
Some of our last year's members are still in the society, 
while others are teaching. 

The strong work of the weekly meetings of last year 
speaks well for the thriving condition of the society, and 
it is the earnest wish of each member not only to main- 
tain the standard which the society has attained, but to 
better it continuallv. 


Since our last issue the Plii Nu society liave liad tliree 
regular meetings. Each week the programs rendered 
have been of unusual interest. Never has the society 
been so prosperous. We have recently received seven- 
teen new members into the society, all of whom are strong 
students and will be a credit to the society. The pro- 
grams are given this year on a new plan, each meeting 
being devoted to a special idea. For this week it is given 
up entirely to extemporaneous debates and speeches. 
Next week it will be a Shakespeare program, and the fol- 
lowing week will be devoted to science. The Phi Nu's 
are greatly rejoicing over a new room which is to be their 
exclusive property and is to be called "Phi Nu Hall." 
Dr. Marker has given them a room in the house adjoining 
and it is to be fitted up in beautiful style. We take this 
as a promise for still better things in the future. 
Air — Annie Laurie. 
There comes to our heart the meaning, 

As we gather here once more. 
Of those dear old ties that bind us. 
To those who have gone before. 


Phi Nu. thou dear Phi Nu, 
Our love we give to thee. 
And we never will forget thee 
'Till we lay us down and dee. 

Let us gather of the brightness, 
While morn shines on our way. 

That we may scatter sunshine 

Where darkness hides the day. —Refrain. 

E'er the oak leaf we'll be wearing. 
And our hearts they will be true 

To the emblem and its meaning 

For the sake of old Phi Nu.— Re/rain. 

Our band shall ne'er be broken, 
Though severed by land and sea. 

For a thread of "blue" will join us. 
E'en to eternitv. — Refrain. 

Grace Parris Buxton. '9S. 

all the members are urged to engage in active personal 
work to increase the attendance. 

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College Notes. 


Officers for the current year were elected October 3. 
as follows: 

President, Louise Ellis; first vice-president, Maude 
Harker; second vice-president, Mae Kenyon; fourth vice- 
president. Osa Mitchell; secretary, Mabel Okey; treasurer. 
Crissie Pratt. 

On Wednesday. October 13, a formal installation ser- 
vice was held, and the officers publicly accepted their du- 
ties. The service was very impressive and interesting. 

The social department have had an enjoyable hour of 
song for several Sunday evenings past. 

The attendance at the meetings has been good, and 

The illustration on page 3 is from a drawing by Miss 
Helen Kennedy, of the School of Fine Arts. 

Lack of space makes it necessary to reserve a number 
of personal and other items till the next issue. 

Alumnse. faculty and students are invited to contrib- 
ute articles, personals and items to the Greetings. 

Judge Whitlock has again shown his interest in the 
library by donating a fine edition of Rand & McNally's 
atlas of the world. A great manv books in our library 
bear Judge Whitlock's name. 

The art studio has been moved into a large, well- 
lighted room in the Lurton house, and the old studio lias 
been fitted up for a gymnasium, well equipped vvitli appa- 
ratus, and a piano to aid in concert exercises. 

Miss Cole gave a delightful program in the College 
chapel on the morning of November 5, consisting of selec- 
tions from David Copperfield. The result is already visi- 
ble in a number of inquiries for Dickens's works. 

Rev. C. B. Barton has shown his interest in the Col- 
lege by the gift of a fine steel engraving of Beethoven. 
It is doubly prized because of the beautiful gold scroll 
work which ornaments the picture done bv Mrs. Barton. 

The College campus presents a scene of considerable 
activity during recreation hours, for several new games are 
in progress. Especially attractive is the new game of 
basket ball which has become quite a favorite, and bids 
fair to develop muscles and ruddy cheeks. 

The old students were greatly pleased on their return 
this fall to note so much improvement. A new boiler had 
been put in, most of the rooms had been repapered, the 
aisles and front of the chapel had been carpeted, and the 
corridors recarpeted with handsome Brussels. 

The laboratory has shared in the general improvement. 
The removal of the gymnasium apparatus greatly in- 
creased the room tor science work. Additional tables 
have been put in. and a large supply of materials and ap- 
paratus for the chemistry class has been ordered. Miss 
Line spent the summer in the Harvard laboratorv and 
feels very enthusiastic over the work. 

The pictures of the College presidents which have 
hung for many vears in one of -the hails in the College, 
have been transferred to the halls of the chapel. Presi- 
dent Harker in calling attention to the fact spoke of the 
honor that is due the men who labored so faithfully in 
the past for the upbuilding of the College. The portraits 
of Dr. Adams, Dr. Short and Dr. DeMotte are there. It 
would be an excellent idea if some of the older graduates 
would secure and present to the College portraits of the 
other presidents. Jaquess Andrus and McCoy. 


Huld Lang Sync, 

"Should auld acquaintance be forgot, 
And never brought to mindv 

Should auld acquaintance be forgot, 
And days o' auld lan^ syne?" 

Alumna Day Continued from October Number. 

Immediately at the close of the meeting at Centenary 
Church, the alumnce with invited guests proceeded to the 
College where the banquet had been prepared. For 
about half an hour a delightful informal reception was 
held, renewing old acquaintances, and binding members 
of different classes together as daughters of one Alma 
Mater. The following ladies composed the reception 

Mrs. Edward Scott. Mrs. J N. Ward. 

Mrs. S. R. Capps. Mrs. T. J. Rapp, 

Mrs. Martin Vogel. 

Mrs. F. H. Rowo. 
Mrs. Samuel Osborne. 
Mrs. Margaret A. Turley. 
Mrs. E. C. Lambert. 
Mrs. E. M. Kinman. 
Mrs. W. F. Brown. 
Mrs. E. A. Nixon. 
Mrs. Eunice Buxton. 
Mrs. Frank Hufiaker. 
Mrs. W. \. Oliver. 
Mrs. William T. Potts. 

Mrs. A. W. Baldwin. 
Mrs. .J. W. Winterbottom. 
Mrs Eliza Caldwell 
Miss Mary E. Dickson. 
Miss Phebe Kreider. 
Miss Idella Walton. 
Miss Ninetta Layton. 
Miss Mary Selby. 
Miss Annie Bronson. 
Miss Mary Loar. 
Miss flara Layman. 
Mrs. .1. W. Putnam. 

Promptly at one o'clock all v\ere seated at the tables 

and partook of the following bounteous and substantial 

menu. The chapel had been beautifully decorated with 

palm leaves sent direct from Florida, the gift of Mrs. 

Owen P. Thompson, the honored president of the .Alum- 

nse Association. 

Chicken Salad Sliced Tomatoes 

Olives Bread Sticks 

Veal Croquollps 

French Peas Sai'atoga Chips 


Sliced Ham Cold Tongue 


Tea Rolls Brown Bread 

Ice Cream strawberries 

Chocolate Cake 

Caramel cake 

White Cake 
Bon Bons Marguerites 


At the close of the repast Mrs. Thompson said: 

"Ladies of the alumnse association and invited guests: 

When the anniversary of any public event in the life 

of a nation comes around, other friendly nations send 

their greetings and well wishes; so, on this occasion, the 

fiftieth aniversary of the Illinois Female College, there 

comes to us a representative of a sister college bearing a 

message of greeting and good will to us; therefore I take 

great pleasure in presenting to you Mrs. Gates Strav.n of 

the Presbvterian Academy of Jacksonville." 


Madam President, alumnte. facultv and distinguished 
guests: 1 confess to a little touch, of satisfaction, and 
count it a happv privilege that I have the honor of bring- 

ing to this semi-centennial anniversary a greeting troni 
the Jacksonville Academy Alumns. As an honor that 
can come only once in fifty years it possesses an especial 
charm, an especial distinction. No congratulations ex- 
tended you upon this important event can be more full ot 
interest, of pride and of loyalty than those of our alma 
mater. An older sister by seventeen years, traveling side bv 
side, we have ever felt the wannest sympathy and pleas- 
ure atthegrowthof thiskindred and prosperous institution, 
and do heartily rejoice with you to-day in viewing the 
harvest nobly responding to the efforts of those tliat 
planted so long ago. 

Yes— it is a pleasant book to read, and let us with 
you turn the pages.'' 

Stamped with th; ciiarm of the mistv past. 

So dear to recall from first to last; 

Bound in the gold well earned bv time. 

Some verses in prose, and some in rhvme. 

Mav we add a strain that will echo true. 

The music sweet that is tuned for \ou; 

With chords of friendship, love, good cheers, 

Mav thev gladiv ring to the hundred vears. 


Mrs. Thompson : "We will now have the pleasure 
of hearing a reply to these greetings'from one of our young 
girls. Miss Eunice Safer, class '9^." 


Most worthy member of the alumna? of the Jack- 
sonville Female Academy, the hearty greeting, the kind 
and beautiful thoughts which you bring us to-day strike 
an answering chord of profoundand grateful acknowledge 
ment. To know that this event which crowns fifty years 
of labor for our alma inat;r elicits the congratulations of 
our sister school, adds another pleasure to the day. From 
no other alumns could greetings be more heartily received. 
To no other messenger would we more gladly open our 
doors than to one who has been so interested in woman's 

A desire for companionship in stud\' is almost as old 
as studv itself. When we were but a handful \ou greeted 
us as co-laborers. We all know the road to the alumna' 
association. How we approach it b\' ward-school and 
countv school lane. How timid we are when trav-eling 
that preparatory road which leads direct to college hlgh- 
way. We remember how we had to use magnifying 
glasses to see those in seniorgarb, they were so far ahead. 

Having traveled a short distance we are able to raise 
our heads and glance about us. We see others quicken- 
ing their pace and we strive to keep up. Along the road 
are nooks of pleasure but we dare not stop often or tarry 
long. , We dare not enter the meadows of parties, picnics 
and cliurch sociables, or rest in the groves of spring fever, 
or sail on the lake of do-as-you-please. Along our path, 
however, are booths of open meetings, college receptions, 
lectures, recitals, the intercollegiates and the inter- 


COLLEOE Greetings. 

scholastics. Here with our teachers we may refresh 
ourselves. Thus it is, through clouds and sunshine, some 
walking, some running, a few creeping; and it is said a 
few sliding, but iid^if ever riding a ponv, find their wav 
to the great door which admits us to the alumm associa- 
tion and which opens onlv to the ke\' of themes. We 
then go forth to our own little world tilled with inspira- 
tion, enthusiasm and encouragement, and if we put in ac- 
tion the principles of our alma mater, some one will be 
made better, wiser. 'i"he grandeur of our nation owes 
much to its women, but there is still much to be done. 
We are the workers, bound by a chord of love. 
'•which runs through all and doth all unite." Let ever\- 
member be a loyal woman making the two associations 
of Jacksonville like Kingsley's 

"Twin stars aloft in ether clear. 

Around each other roll awa\ ; 
Within one common atmosphere 

Of their own mutual night and day. 

And myriad happy eyes are bent. 

Upon their changeless love alwa\ : 
As strengthened by their one intent. 

Thev pour the flood of light and day. 

Then we through this world's waning night. 

May hand in hand pursue our way: 
Shed round us order, love and light. 

And shine unto the perfect da\"." 

Eunice farrar Sater. '9^. 

Mrs. THOMPSON: "No banquet would be well ap- 
pointed unless something would be offered as a feast tor 
the mind as well as for the body. This will be no excep- 
tion to the prevailing rule. And in order that the mental 
taste may be thoroughly pleased, 1 wish to present to vou 
one whose mental endowments, womanly graces, and 
kindness o£ heart, enable her to act the part of vour "toast 
mistress" on this occasion— Mrs. E. C. Lambert, of Jack- 
sonville; class '73." 

Mrs. LAMBERT: Girls ! The gas bell has not rung; 
the shawls have not been thrown over the transoms; the 
faculty are alert, even the august president keeps a watch- 
ful eye; and yet our feast has gone on with uninterrupted 
good cheer! Our emancipation is indeed complete. Our 
Jubilee has come! And we are glad to have with us to- 
day this company of good and loval friends to help us cel- 
ebrate with royal grace our alma mater's golden anniver- 
sary. Her fifty years of life, though filled with proud 
achievements, have been burdened with man\' anxious 
cares, and her ambitions and progress have been held in 
check. But her Jubilee should free her from the fetters, 
so that with enriched income and enlarged resources, she 
may add ever-increasing lustre to the honored name of 
Illinois Female College. 

The half century now ending marks the era of the 
world's greatest triumph and achievement. EspecialK- is 
this true in regard to the opportunities that have come to 

woman. The tide of civilization moving forward — ever 
westward in its sweep— today knocks loudly at the east- 
ern portals of the old world, and as it faces the conditions 
that oppress and enthrall womanhood in those oriental 
lands, in our- souls we are made to feel the full significance 
of these fifty vears of education, mental discipline and 
culture. We realize that they have done more to enlarge 
woman's life and happiness than has a "circle of Cathay." 
We cannot put the force of this contrast before you 
more strongly than by introducing a representative of the 
first fruits of the institution: a Roinan. who drinking deeply 
at the fountain of knowledge, found in it the well-spring 
of perpetual youth, so that with fresh and unabated en- 
thusiasm she continues her pursuit of wisdom, it is my 
ver\ great pleasure to present to you Mrs. Grubb. of the 
class of '^2. None other can so fittingl\- talk to us on 
"Our Jubilee." 


The year of Jubilee! What visions the words bring 
up! Our thoughts go back thousands of years to the hills 
and plains of Judea where amid the pealing of trumpets, 
the clashing of timbrels, the glad cry of captives and of 
slaves set free, there was proclaimed "Liberty throughout 
the land, the acceptable year of our Lord." 

But what does jubilee mean to us, gathered here just 
before the swinging door of the twentieth centur\ .' It 
means fifty years of labor crowned with success. Fifty 
years of unselfish, loving devotion, bringing their just re- 
ward of triumphant victory. 

A few brave souls, recognizing the need of higher 
education for women, to prepare them for wider fields of 
usefulness, purposed in their hearts to accomplish this re- 
sult by originating this institution. It took an immense 
amount of courage with their limited resources and oppor- 
tunities. All honor to the brave men who gave time and 
strength and money, nay themselves to this uork. and 
all honor to the braver women who toiled for years with 
scarcely a support, for the same noble end. 

And vou, \oung women, the pride of our alma mater, 
who come to school in luxurious palace cars, telegraphing 
vour arrival that you might be met with carriages; who 
pass to vour beautifully furnished rooms, through carpeted 
and frescoed halls lighted with electric lamps, and who 
study amid all the conveniences and appliances of modern 
art; go home and come to school again with some who 
sit bv \our side to-dav at this banquet. Your father will 
probabl\' drive \ou in a wagon or a bugg\'. fift\'. seventw 
or a hundred miles, for there was not a railroad in tlie 
state when this institution was founded. You will not 
telegraph \our arrival for there was no telegraphs here in 
those days. You will be lighted to your room with a 
candle in a tin candlestick, for there were no coal oil, no 
gas and no electric lights here in those da>'s. You will 
go more softK' up and down stairs than you do to-dav for 
there were no heels to the girls' shoes in those da\'s. 



COLLEGE Greetings. 


Our commencement exercises took place the middle of 
July, and our gentle president apologised in the first cata- 
logue for giving a vacation for the remainder of the sum- 
mer saying that he thought it best to do so; that the 
young ladies might spend the warm and sickly season at 

But rich as have been the results of scientific research 
and invention, it is not in the domain of the physical that 
the greatest progress has been made in the last fiftv years, 
and for which we most rejoice in this glad jubilee. The 
most wonderful changes that have been effected have 
been accomplished by women themselves in their own 
condition and toward this our beloved alma mater has 
contributed her full share. The lessons inculcated by in- 
telligent conscientious teachers concerning the responsi- 
bility we ought to feel in the world's work bore their 
legitimate fruit in noble aspirations for fuller and freer 
lives, and earnest desires for better opportunities of de- 
veloping the powers we felt God had given us. These 
in their turn have given evidence of abundant harvests in 
many fields of culture, traversed by those who received 
their first intellectual impetus in these classic halls. 

Fifty years ago women could not hope for recognition 
in any of the domains of intellectual culture. To-dav she 
stands the peer of her brother in most of them. It she 
does well what she uudertakes to do there is no bar to 
her progress. Not onlv are most of the great universities 
open to her but the pulpit, the platform and the bar give 
to her a cordial welcome. We rejoice to-dav not only in 
these enlarged spheres of usefulness and higher range of 
development, but because we believe that homes have 
been made happier and burdened hearts lighter b\- those 
who have gone out from among us. And we commend to 
the students who shall follow us the thought that the 
chief satisfaction of life to some of us comes from the re- 
flection that the paths of life may have been made purer 
and safer to some feet for our having lived in the world. 

We rejoice in the high standing of our alma mater 
among the institutions of learning; for the noble character 
of her educators, among whom we have cause for con- 
gratulation in the present admirable president and his 
corps of able teachers. We rejoice in the golden jubilee, 
and in the reunion with so man\- of its alumnse, for we 
do not expect to be present at another, having an engage- 
ment with the King to spend the next where "sweet fields 
stand dressed in living green." 

Mrs. LAMBERT: There has existed a tradition that 
a woman's tongue is loose at both ends. However true 
this may have been in ages past, the mandates of public 
sentiment have so restricted her in its use, that many of 
us in this generation find ours not only fettered in the 
middle, but tied aX both ends. The sterner sex can never 
appreciate the inconvenience and suffering this entails, 
particularly when heroic occasions demand of her some 
after-dinner tall\. 

Especially has silence been enjoined upon woman in 
the church — and courageous indeed, was the woman who 
dared to bring down upon herself the approbrium of "blue 
stocking" b\' venturing her little craft upon the sea of 

One man — let his name be relegated to inocuous de- 
suetude, has said that "a woman who writes a book com- 
mits two sins, she increases the number of books and de- 
creases the number of women." The aggravating thing 
in such a statement is that a flat contradictorv "she 
doesn't," does not refute the charge as we intend it 

While the contributions of our alumna? to the world 
of letters are not so numerous as the\ w ill be in vears to 
come, we have every reason to be proud of those that 
have been put forth, for they are all characterized bv earn- 
est purpose, and chaste and womanly refinement. 

.As an appreciative reader, who holds the author's 
thought, and chews well the cud of meditation. I will call 
upon Mrs. Mary Turley Oakes to cull for us from the 
fertile field of literature the flowers that are our own — 
"Our Alumna in Literature," Mrs. Oakes, '7-1. 


This has been called woman's epoch, her dispensa- 
tion. Although Columbus discovered America, the dav of- 
woman's deliverance did not dawn until the watchword 
of the Puritans. "Freedom of Conscience" discovered for 
woman a parallel path beside her brothers, which her feet 
have been all too slow in entering. 

She is rapidly makingfor herself a permanent place in 
life'sactivities. and greatadvancement hasbeen made since 
the good old davs when our fore-mothers spun the flax 
and carded the wool, which their own hands transferred 
from the back of some innocent sheep to the back of some 
innocent man. In all that crooning comfortable fire-side 
quiet, the beautiful old women of the past never saw the 
vision of their grand-daughters in legislative halls, plead- 
ing for better, purer laws, or entering the pulpit's Holy 
ground, the professions of law and medicine, and last but 
not least the world of letters. Surely "old things have 
passed away, behold all things pre become new." 

"Considerthe women" said a would-be wit. "for they 
toil not neither do the>' spin — except street yarn.'' The 
spinning women of to-dav spin thoughts. the\- need no 
wheel but the restless one of their own minds. 

The daughters of Illinois Female College have 
achieved fame in the literary world of which our 
alma mater mav well be proud. Among some of the 
alumnae who have contributed to letters. I can onlv briefly 

Illinois Female College Is honored to-da\- b\' the 
venerable president. Dr. Jaquess. When asked "What 
has become of your black head," he replied "you go and at- 
tempt to control many hundred female tongues for fifteen 
\'ears and \our black head in all probabilitx' will give 



place to one that is white." Perhaps Dr. Jaquess will 
remember a former pupil, Helen Wiinarii"5x who edits and 
publishes a mental science paper, l^ecdom. in Boston. 
Mass. In her autobiography she gives reminiscences of 
college life, and refers to her love for Dr. Jaquess; she 
speaks of incurring his displeasure and that of the trustees 
and townspeople bv writing freeU . while in school, on 
the wrongs of slaver\. Dr. Jaquess and the trustees had 
decided that it was best tor the young ladies not to discuss 
this subject: but Miss Williams's tongue was irrepressi- 
ble, for on her graduation day. after the close of the e.xer- 
cises. she stepped to the front of the platform and said: 'if 
there is no other soul in all the world wJio dares lift voice 
in defense of an outraged people I dare." 

The Blossom of tlic Ci-iilurv \s o\\i among the man\' 
books she has written upon mental science. By visitingSea 
Breeze. Florida, or sending tor her books, she claims you 
may be healed of all diseases, deformity, povertx'. fear. b\ 
a knowledge of what the mind is and what it can do. Slie 
says Ralph Waldo Emerson said to her: •'The world will 
ring with your name some dax." 

Mrs. Sophia Grubb. '=^2. is active in literar\' work. 
During her travels abroad she was a regular correspondent 
for several papers. Two brochures, she wrote, were pub- 
lished; one. "Woman's Voice in Education," one "The 
Education of Girls." Her papers on "Duties of Citizen- 
ship." and kindred subjects, have been translated into six 
different languages. An essay on Falstaff was published 
in the Journal of Philosophy. Philadelphia. Asa W. C.T. 
U. worker and lecturer, she has a national reputation. She 
has woven thoughts in noble deeds and is helping to weave 
garments of social purity, the seams of which "white rib- 
boners" think will be "sewed with the lock stitch of the 
ballot box and warranted not to rip." 

Miss Lizzie Wright contributed a number of educa 
tional. philosophical and literary papers to magazines and 
papers. She wrote a fine paper which was read before the 
educational meeting at the Atlanta Exposition. She left 
one book or more in manuscript at her death. 

' -Better tlian men and women, friend, 

Aretlie bool^s their cunning hands have penned. 
For they depart but the books remain. " 

Mrs. Belle Paxton Drurx-, '63. is a famous wife with 
manifold duties and cares, yet has found time for writing 
upon varied subjects, and has access to a number of pa- 
pers and magazines, among them The Independent and 
agricultural papers. The 1 1 'eslern and Glove Review. Her 
account of "My Little Indian" was published in The Inde- 
pendent, S. S. Times, Chicago Weekly Journal, and per- 
haps most widely read of anything she has written. Ru- 
ral life has given her opportunities for studying natural 
histoiy, and she has written interesting articles on insects and 
bird life, the latter being her latest hobby, i ain tempted 
to tell of an interesting incident associated with a Shakes- 
peare paper Mrs. Drury wrote, although 1 do so without 
permission. It was a day in May—house-cleaning season; 
she lifted a carpet, cleaned and laid again, prepared dinner 
for twelve hungry men, and at the close of the day wrote 
this paper, w hich was read before Lowell. Longfellow. 

Holmes, Whittier and other Boston literary people; some 
20(1 were present; it was published and widely read. She 
wrote a biography of her father, entitled "A Fruitful Life." 
"Sigh not for the good old times, for we live in an epoch 
which stands out in the world's hisforv' rainbowed by the 
promise of still better days to come." 

Mrs. Martha Capps Oliver, '62, whose pen has been 
busy many years, has achieved fame in the literary world 
b\' her sacred verse. First came several juvenile books, 
"Story of Columbus," "Far West," "Plantation Life in 
the South"; then came fifty or more devotional poems, 
published as illustrated booklets— "The parting of the 
Ways," "Gift of the New Year," "'I'he Ladder of Song," 
"Song of Trust," are the titles of some of them. Several 
of the psalms versified; many Christmas and Easter poems 
were published; one or two hundred hymns, anthems and 
songs, also some of her holiday poems were secured by a 
London publishing house, scattering the writer's sacred 
thought across the sea. Her largest work is the compila- 
tion of two year books, namely: "The Year of Sacred 
Song." and "A Year's Good Wishes." which contain 
much original matter. She has received beautiful letters 
from the poets Whittier, Holmes. Longfellow, expressing 
appreciation of her poems. 

Mrs. Tempe Short Perlew "^4. has written a book, 
"From Timber to Town." It is a picture of frontier life in 
Illinois. With the true writer's art has she drawn the 
s of the sturdy pioneer-life of those early times. "Mid- 
summer Market Day" was written after her return from 
abroad, was published in '95 in the Alton Repuhliean as 
a serial. Very complimentary comments have been made 
in the papers end magazines about her books. 

Miss Carrie Virginia Reed, '78, editress oi Daily Cheer 
for all the '\'ear, has lately written a book giving her ex- 
perience as one of six in the normal class at the Philadel- 
phia Cooking school. In one valuable chapter she treats 
of a perfect kitchen, rules for scouring and similar matter. 
Alas! That there are so many homes where, when Peggy 
cooks, there is no eating. Great advance has been made 
in domestic science since the good old times. We would 
do well to use Miss Reed's book, which 1 am sure would 
.add to the health and happiness of home life. 

Miss Delia Dimmitt's stoiy of Madeira shows a wide 
knowledge of the history of the faithful Portuguese, driven 
from their native land because of their religious faith, to 
almost eveiy clime. This beautiful and simply-told storv 
has won praise for the young authoress. 

There are many of our alumna who have written 
graceful papers for literai-y clubs, among them Belle S. 
Lambert. Hattie Gillett Cole, Alice Don Carlos Vogel; the 
latter has also written a number of alumns songs, wliich 
we prize. The sentiment of the poet comes to me: 
"Books, old friends tliat are always new. 

Of all good things that we know are best; 
They never forsake us as others do, 

,\nd never disturb ourinward rest. 
Through these they speak to us what was best 

lu the loving heart and the noble mind. 
All their royal souls possessed 
Belongs forever to all mankind. ' ' 

Further proceedings of Alumna? Da\' will appear in 
the next issue of the Gr'-r'ini^s. 

ColIe2*e Qreetin2*s. 

Vol. I. 

Jacksonville, III., December, 1897. 

No. 4. 

^ College Greetings. ^ 

Published Monthly during the College Year by the Alumna 
and Students of The Illinois Female College. 

MRS. E. C. LAMBERT, '73, 

General Manager 
j - Associate Editors 

- Associate AlumnEe Editors 



Alumnae, Faculty and Students are Invited to contribute 
articles, personals and items. 

All communications must be accompanied by the writer's 
name, as well as the signature which she intends to have ap- 

All communications should be addressed to 


SPECIAL NOTICE The College Greetings are sent to 

all the alumnae whose addresses we have. If the subscriiJtion 
price lias not yet been paid, it should be sent in at onee. If 
any know of alumnae or old students wlio are not receiving 
the paper, we shall be glad to have the address, and to send 
copies to tliera. The class secretaries are especially urged 
to try to keep the addresses of the class full and correct. 
Catalogues containing the addresses of all alumnae as we 
have them will be sent on application. 

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With this issue we finish the account of our Jubilee 
Anniversary last June. The addresses of the old presi- 
dents of the College, and of the speakers at the banquet, 
have been given in full. We fiave received many letters 
from alumnse, showing that this complete accounthas been 

In the next issue we desi' ' to give a great many per- 
sonal items. We would like , have some items to give 
of every class from '52 to '97. Send us some item of news 
about some old student or teacher -ir about yourself. 

The students found both pleasur'e-5nd profit in the vis- 
it of Mrs. Lilian Cole-Bethel, of Colurnbus, Ohio, No- 
vember 16 to 20, and the series of parliamentary drills 
which she conducted. A constantly increasing" interest 
was manifested during the week, and all who attended 
the drills were impressed with the necessity of a thorough 
knowledge of parliamentary usage. Mrs. Bethel is bright 
and happy in her work, and makes the exercises enter- 
taining as well as instructive. The series closed with a 
mock convention, with delegates from all parts of the 
country, which proved to be of great interest and profit. 
We hope that Mis. Bethel may come back next year. 

Grandma Wackerle, mother of Mrs. Marker, beloved 
by all who knew her. passed into her heavenly rest No- 
vember 21, 1897. 

We also record with sadness the sudden death of Ruth 
Smith, one of our day pupils, November 11, 1897. Miss 
Smith had shown herself a diligent student, and gave be- 
fore her death clear testimony that she was going to be 
with Jesus, which is far better. 

The present term will close on Wednesday, Decem- 
ber 22, and our students are looking forward with pleasure 
to the holiday reunion with parents and friends. Tlie 
term has been characterized by excellent class room work, 
and by an unusually large attendance. The next term 
begins January 6, 1898, and we hope to greet all the old 
students, and a goodly number of new ones, if any of 
our readers know of young women wishing to attend some 
college, we trust they will seek to have them attend here. 

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Belles Lettres Hall. 

Last Saturday afternoon at four o'clock, occurred the 
formal opening of the new Society Hall. A reception was 
given for all past, present and honorary members of the 
society, but manv were keep at home by the inclemency 
of the weather. 

All who could come enjoyed the time spent in the 
cozy room, lighted with bright lamps and the glowing lit- 
tle stove, and where plants and flowers added to its home- 
like appearance. 

The hall is in the building west of the College known 
as the Lurton property. The room is very pleasantly sit- 
uated, having north and west windows, is nicely papered 
and with the large, well-filled book-cases, has quite the 
air of a society hall. 

The members wish to extend cordial thanks and ap- 
preciation to Miss Gilchrist for the gift of a photograph of 
Raphael's "Virgin of Francis M,'' and to Dr. and Mrs. 
Marker who presented the society with a fine volume of 
Webster's International Dictionary, and to all the friends 
and former members who have taken so much interest in 
the work of the society. 

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An Evening of Readings. 

A large and appreciative audience gathered in Cen 
tenary Church on the e^'ening of Thursday, December 2 
♦o hear the new instructor in elocution and physical cul 
ture, Miss Katherine Dickens Cole, in a program of read 
ings and recitations, assisted by Prof. Otto Soldan, violin 
ist. The standard set in former years by the department 
of elo:ution has been high, but was fully sustained by 
Miss Cole in every number. The ease and grace of man- 
ner, anc the naturalness of expression were especially 



noteworthy, there being an entire absence of the stagey, 
striving after effect, so noticeable in many public reciters. 

The selection from David Copperfield, and the scene 
from Shakespeare's As You Like It, showed her abilitv to 
sustain well several different characters in the same selec- 
tion, and her excellent rendition of "Dot leetle poy" show- 
ed that she is especialK' at home in pathetic stories. 

The Hindoo Temple drill was well received, showing 
rare ability and skill in Delsarte movements. 

Of the selections by Prof. Soldan, on the violin, it is 
unnecessary to speak. The professor is the greatest artist 
on the violin that Jacksonville has had for many a \ear, 
and the College is particularly fortunate in having him as 
one of its instructors. The selection played as an encore. 
The Carnival of Venice, was exquisite. 

The follov\'ing was the 


1. -'.\Imiry ,Vnn" Wiggins 

2, Seleciion from David Copperfleld Dickens 

., a Tlie Dutch Lullaby / riniri 

■s. t, "Over the Hills and Far Away". \ i itiu 

4 Cappricio Valse Wieniawski 

Prol. Otto Soldan. 

5. As You Like It— .\ct III, Scene 2 Shakespeare 

e. "Dot Leetle Poy" Riley 

7 . Concert Fantasie Soldan 

Prof. Otto Soldan. 

5 Hindoo Temple Drill Miss Cole 

^ ^ ^ 
The College of Husic. 

Miss Flora Purviance, '9S, is visiting in the city. 

Miss Louise Boley, '9S. College of Music, called at 
the College this past week. 

Miss Annie Young recently entered the voice depart- 
ment of the College of Music. 

Mrs. Lottie Greenleaf, organist at the Baptist church. 
has begun organ lessons with Professor Day. 

The advanced pupils' recital will be given on the 
evening of December 9. A fine program is being prepared, 
one that will be a credit to the College. 

The series of 9 o'clock recitals in the College chapel 
is progressing favorably and grow in interest. These re- 
citals are a fine preparation for more public appearances 
in the future. 

The faculty of the College of Music furnished the 
music for one of the afternoon sessions of the Farmer's In- 
stitute which met in Conservatory Hall December 2. .5 and 
4. Miss Phebe Kreider singing two beautiful solos, and 
Miss Blanche Massie giving a piano solo. 

After a period of fourteen years' work among the 
blind. Prof. Day has resigned his position at the Illinois 
Institution, where he has held the position of musical di 
rector for eleven years. He has found it necessary to take 
this step as his work at the College has increased to such 
an extent that all his time is now required for that work. 
His successor at the Blind is Prof. Dwight W. Steliman, 
of Milwaukee, who has already entered upon his duties. 

We welcome Prof. Steliman into our musical circles. He 
comes highly recommended, having had years of experi- 
ence in responsible positions, and will prove a valuable ac- 
quisition to the musical society of Jacksonville. 

% % # 
Chrysanthemum Wedding. 

Wednesday evening, November 10, 1S97, at the fam- 
ily residence about twelve miles north of Jacksonville, 
occurred the marriage of Miss Edith Winifred Crum, eld- 
est daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marcus Crum. and Mr. Lee 
Skiles. of Virginia. 111. It was some minutes past seven 
o'clock, the hour set. when the wedding part\' entered 
the front parlor. First came Misses Grace Buxton, Phebe 
Kreider and Lida Bean, singing the bridal chorus from 
Lohengrin. They proceeded to the back parlor and took 
their station b\' the piano, presided over by Mrs. Hov,-ard 
Brown. Next came the six bridesmaids. Misses Helen 
Rush. Annie W. Lambert. Viola and Bessie Crum. Edith 
Thompson and Florence Epler; followed by the groom 
and his best man. Dr. J. Denby, of Carlinville. After 
them came Marcella and Rena Crum, the two little flower 
girls, escorting Miss Louise Boley, of Pekin, who acted as 
maid of honor. The last to appear was the bride, who 
proceeded alone to the bower of chrysanthemums and 
autumn leaves, in one corner of the parlor. Dr. W. F. 
Short pronounced the marriage ceremony in his usual 
happy manner, during which the strains of the bridal 
chorus floated softly through the rooms. 

The bride was gowned in white brocaded taffeta en- 
tiaine, with veil caught bv a magnificent diamond sun- 
burst, a gift of the groom. Miss Boley, the maid of honor, 
wore white organdie over \ ellow silk, and carried an im- 
mense boquet of yellow chrysanthemums. The groom 
presented her with a beautiful opal ring. The bridesmaids 
and those who sang all wore wh''^ with yellow ribbons, 
and each carried one large "eilow chrNsanthemum. 

The house was beautifully decorated in white and 
yellow chrysanthemums a id autumn leaves, and the pre- 
vailing colors were cai led out as far as possible in the 
elegant supper, which, was served shortly after the cere- 

Miss Crum was a student at the Illinois Female Col- 
lege for about five years, graduating from the College in 
'9=;, aud from the voice department of the College of Mu- 
sic in '96. She was one ol the most popular girls, with 
both students and teachers who was ever in the building, 
and it was noticeable that every member of the bridal 
party had been at one time or another connected with the 
College. Mr. Skiles was some years a student at Illi- 
nois College, and is well known b\' both Jacksonville 
and Virginia people. Mr. and Mrs. Skiles left the house 
about ten o'clock and drove to Arenzville. where the\- 
took the train for Chicago and the east. They will be at 
home to their friends after December I. 'fi?. 

CoLLEOE Greetings. 

studio Notes. 

The Societies. 

Miss Edith Austin, wlio had been with us for two 
years, but now at her home in Virden, matces us an occa- 
sional tlying visit. 

The iilustration which appears in this number is from 
a pen and inl< drawing by Miss Kennedy. The drawing 
of last month by mistake was accredited to her instead of 
to Miss Bessie Marker, whose work it was. 

Some china work is going on behind the screen. We 
do not mean that those who paint china are secretive in 
their methods, but the corner "behind the screen" repre- 
sents the decorative work. Miss Lurton, a former student, 
has a class in china painting at Virginia. 

Chrysanthemums are on the wane. Thev have vied 
with corn and apples in popularity. Soon the rose rage 
will appear, but the roses like the poor, are always with 
us. How the stages and steps of progress and enthusiasm 
repeat themselves each year, and how well we know the 
symptoms as they appear. After a few days a slight in- 
clination toward holly will manifest itself, and after Christ- 
mas comes the hard work on casts. 

Two meetings of the Studio Club have been well at- 
tended. Miss Keuchler and Miss Mcllvaine were appoint- 
ed on program committee and gave us two interesting sub- 
jects, that of the first meeting being on "Casts," the pro- 
cess of making them and the different characters and ar- 
tists represented by the studio collection. The second 
meeting was upon the Barbizon school of painters, with a 
sketch of Millet's life and work. For the next meeting 
Miss O'Hare and Miss Mitchell have arranged topics re- 
lating to the reproductive process used in the illustration of 
our papers and magazines. 


Of late unusual interest has been manifested among 
the members of the Belles Lettres society. The meetings 
are both enjoyable and beneficial. The life of James 
Whitcomb Riley and the study of hisworks was thetheme 
of last meeting's program. In addition to the teachers, 
several of the former members were present. 

We are all rejoicing in our new hall. During the past 
week the members have worked faithfully. The books 
have been moved and the furnishings completed for occu- 
pancy on Tuesday, December 7. 

Miss Gilchrist presented the society with a copy of 
one of Raphael's paintings for the new hall. The society 
wish to express their hearty thanks for this expression 
of interest. 

The day pupils are indebted to the donor for the new 
and much needed addition to the cloak room In the shape 
of a looking glass. Each one attests her appreciation dail\-. 

The Phi Nu society have had but three regular meet- 
ing this month, adjourning over the Thanksgiving holida\ . 
Each meeting has been as usual, full of the greatest inter- 
est and enthusiasm. But the "Shakespeare Program" 
was the finest meeting the society has had this year. It 
was most instructive and every part was well given. The 
program reads: Vocal music. Miss Okey; Essay on 
Shakespeare, Osa Mitchell; Instrumental music, Mabel 
Farmer; Notes on Shakespeare, Nell Reese; Portia, Grace 
Gillmore; Instrumental music, Emma Everts; Synopsis of 
Macbeth, Louise Ellis; King Lear, Nellie Gillespie. Each 
member responded to the roll call with a quotation from 

Most all of our members attended the parliamentary 
drills given by Mrs. Lillian Cole Bethel, and as a result 
our meeting is in two weeks to be devoted entirelv to drill, 
and it promises to be exciting. 

The work for the new hall is being pushed along with 
vigor, and as many responses have been made we feel 
that in a short time we can more completely assert our in- 


The meetings of the Epworth League are increasing in 
attendance and interest. The work of mercy and help 
has received especial attention during the past month. 

The city hospital and four families were visited with 
clothing and provisions on Thanksgiving Day. 

Miss Kate Blackburn, a former student and mission- 
ary to Bulgaria, gave at our last missionary meeting a 
most interesting and instructive talk upon the habits of 
school-life in that country. 

Mabel Okey. Secretary. 


College Greetings. 

Huld Lang Sync. 

"Should auld acquaintance be forgot, 
And never brought to mindy 

Should auld acquaintance be forgot. 
And days o' auld lang syneV 

Alumns Day Continued from November Number. 

After Mrs. Oakes' response to the toast. "Our Alum- 
n.T in Literature." Mrs. Lambert said: 

I have been told that there is a little poem tloat- 
ing about somewhere in our company and I have 
just been able to locate it. I am sure \ou will all 
agree with me that there could be no more opportune 
moment for giving it voice and hearing. Mrs. Prudence 
Spencer Lamb, 1 think that \ou have that poem and we 
all want to hear it. 


I would the years might backward roll, and we 
Be girls once more, and join in gladsome company 
With rapturous youth and springtime's bursting buds 
Ot heaven-born hope and spirit's buoyant floods. 
Our alma mater where we lightly sipped 
From Wisdom's crystal chalice, goldenlipped. 
In truth, I would the years reverse their flight 
And we be happy girls again to-night. 

Thou stern archangel Time, yield me, I pray. 
One boon: I would not see or know the way 
I long have wandered since. On Lethe's shore 
The path I've traced with naked feet and sore. 
Leave thou. 1 would be blind to destiny. 
E'en though the strains of richer harmony 
Beat on dumb ears. My heart looks back to \ uuth. 
Where eves sought not bewilderingly for truth. 

Roll softlv. vears, there's sorrow in \our keeping; 

Tears quite enough to. break one's heart are sleeping 

Within your silent chambers, dimly hung 

With broken promises, and yearnings flung 

Aside; there spirit faces turning meet 

My gaze, along dark corridors, and sweet 

And tiny hands reach to me from the light. 

Oh. womanhood is precious, but to-night 

I long for youth. Roll back, old years. 1 prav. 

Grant me m\ wish but for a night and dav. 


Mrs. LAMBERT: Lord Brougham said: Let the 
so/cfirr be abroad if he will; he can do nothing in this 
age. There is another personage abroad — a person less 
imposing; in the eyes of some, perhaps, insignificant. 
The school master is abroad; and I trust to him. armed 
with his primer, against the soldiers in full military array. 

Miss Weaver, the loved and lovely preceptress of the 
College will respond to our pledge to "The Faculty." 


Would that all the wit. the wisdom, the eloquence of 

the past were mine; that I might in fitting phrase respond 
to this toast. "The Facult\'." 

Perhaps if I look through the eves of a student I may 
wax eloquent upon this fruitful theme. And whether 1 
look through the blue eves of a girl of "97 or the black eves 
of a girl of '47,1 will see in the facult\-. not a band of 
learned, loving teachers, ready to lead us bv flowery paths 
to the very summit of the hill of knowledge, but a set 
ot tyrants, ready to trample ruthlessly under foot the 
rights and privileges of all unfortunate maidens' within 
reach of their power. I see in them arch enemies whose 
evev plan concerning us must be frustrated. I feel that only 
malice prompts every effort to confine our noble spirits to the 
narrow limits of the class room, instead of letting them 
soar. Pegasus-like into the limitless realms of space. 

What but a love of power would lead them to draft 
laws equal in severity to those of Draco of old? What but 
a barbaric delight in the agonies of a victim could prompt 
them to inflict penalties for the violation of these laws? 
Each assumption of authority on their part is but another 
menace to our freedom; freedom of thought, of speech, of 
action, and we feel it a sacred duty to resist all such ty- 
rannical tendencies. So at the first presumptuous attempt 
to dictate to us we determine upon an assault that will 
rout the enemy for all time. 

The tiny preps, ready to do their part, with naughty 
fingers throw a host of paper wads; the paper wads of 
contrariness. The verdant freshmen, not to be outdone, 
use their little sling-shot and a cloud of criticism surrounds 
the enemy. The self-complacent sophomores shower 
their darts and arrows of ridicule. The dauntless juniors 
send their bullets of scorn whizzing through the air. and 
rouse to action the learned seniors whose cannon balls of 
opposition and defiance are supposed to annihilate the 
enemy. Then in a frenzy of valor we hurl any weapon 
within reach, and the air is filled with missiles. So fierce 
is the contest that one of Stephen Crane's battles pales in- 
to insignificance by contrast. At last through sheer ex- 
haustion the combatants cease, and the faculty survives, 
serene, cheerful, unmoved, they emerge from the din and 
confusion to plan new atrocities, regardless of their late 

In the e\"es of society thefacult\ is a collective noun — 
that is the name of a number of things taken together. 
So we are dealt with in the quantity, not singi\-. not in- 
dividualK'. With my own eyes 1 see in the faculty a 
varied assemhK . Here are the tall and the short, the fat 
and the lean, the young and the old. Some have black 
hair, some have white hair, some brown, some red and 
some none at all. And there are assorted dispositions as 
well; the gay and the sober, the meek and aggressive, the 
calm and the fidgit\'. 

Notwithstanding these differences, we all have the 
same lofty motives, the same high ideals, regardless of 
pecuniary considerations be it understood, for fashioning 
the delicate plastic minds entrusted to our tender care. 

College Greetings. 


Friends, 1 ask you to extend love and sympathy to the 
long-suffering, unappreciated, much talked-about faculty. 
Mrs. LAMBERT: "The great world spins forever 
down the ringing grooves of change." Delightful as it is 
to have spent these hours, recalling the happy days of 
long ago, we would not prolong them greatly for we 
are so constituted that we live prospectively. Our hopes, 
our plans, are ever in the future, and we look forward 
with anticipations and eager questionings. We have in 
our midst one who is wise to discern the signsof the times. 
Mrs. Ward, a noble mother, and her loyal daughters 
stand before you to-day. Is our star in the ascendant? 
What does itportend.? "Cast for us the horoscope of our 
beloved Illinois Female College." 


"IVe always live prospecti-oely. never retrospeitii'ely. 
and there is no abiding tuoment. 

The immortal spirit of man has never been, can never 
be satisfied with the yesterday or to-day; but must needs 
reach out, and seek to penetrate the mystery shrouded in 
the tomorrow. In the orient, where the stars so thicklv 
stud the vaulted heaven, and in the clear air seem to 
bend and talk with men, astrology had its birth, and for 
many centuries its interpreters held sway as the prophets 
of the future. The Greeks had their oracles. Israel's 
king, impatient to know what the morrow would bring 
forth, sought Endor's witch. Today, as for centuries past, 
the sphinx, "that sensient monument of stone," still 
gazes fixedly into the future, if perchance it may solve its 
mystery. To-day, as with quickened heart-throbs, we 
join in celebrating the golden anniversary of our alma 
mater we sing with one of our own poets, 

"Thy children come o'er mountains. 

From woodland, vale and lea. 
To hail with gladdest pa-ans 
Thy golden jubilee." 

As we clasp hands — and memory takes a backward 

"The happy olden time. 
The fleeting years' sad chime. 
The days of Auld Lang Syne" 

Each face recalls. 
For those we ne'er shall see 
Under the old roof-tree. 

A love note swells. 
Their memories fragrant bear, 
Eternal blossoms rare. 
They've changed their laurels fair 

For immortelles. 

Passing sweet as are these memories, we linger but 
for a moment. Instinctively we turn our faces question- 
ingly toward the future. "Watchman, tell us what its 
signs of promise are." In this age of scientific investiga- 
tion and discovery, we consult not the oracles; we turn 
not to the sphinx; not to the starry heavens, to cast the 
horoscope of the Illinois Female College. But by means 
of the powerful Roentgen rsiy we would penetrate the 

dark curtain of the future, and on the sensitive plate of the 
imagination picture the second jubilee, fifty years hence, 
when her cycle shall be completed. And. presto! what 
wonderful changes are presented to our view. Surelv the 
brightest dreams of her daughters have been realized. 
The long desired "Lurton lot" has become the property 
of Illinois Female College. The Chronicles disclose, that 
in celebration of her golden jubilee, the alumna made a 
great banquet to which they invited their liege Lords, 
sweethearts and friends. Enchanted with sweet music, 
charmed by the wit and wisdom of the brilliant conversa- 
tion, feasted with choice viands at its close, these same 
liege Lords declared. "Ask what ye will and it shall be 
vours, even to the lialf of our substance." Immediately 
as with one voice, the answer came, "Give us the Lurton 
lot." True to their promise, they then and there gave so 
generously that the lot became forever the property of the 
Illinois Female College. Read we not in the wise man's 
book of proverbs, "A word to the wise is sufficient?" 

Now if one will listen to the College graphophone she 
may hear the refrain of the century senior class-day 
song— "Where, oh where is the Lurton house gone to? 
Safe now on a little side street." 

Not even the unsightly barn obstructs the view — for 
the bicycle, the horseless carriage and the air ship have 
banished it and their occupants to their native heath. On 
the northwest corner stands an imposing edifice. The en- 
tire first floor is occupied by Marker chapel — so named 
in honor of him who was for so many years the efficient 
president, and to whose zeal and energy so many of these 
improvements are due. There are comfortable opera 
chairs for an audience of two thousand people. It'sgrand 
organ, the gift of Professor Day. of melodious memory, is 
the finest in the west. Beautiful memorial windows of 
stained glass flood it with a soft light, and when the sun- 
light falls on them the names of Jaquess. Andrus. McCoy, 
Adams, DeMotte, Short and Marker gleam out in letters 
of living light, ever reminding the pupils assembled of 
those faithful ones who "laid her stones with such fair 

On the second floor, is the college of music, where on 
organ, piano and stringed instruments sweet sounds are 
produced by skillfully trained fingers, and the trills and 
quavers of the vocalists out-rival the birds. The gradu- 
ates of the famous Farley School of Oratory far excel the 
historical "Boy Orator" of the campaign of '96. The 
young ministers of Methodism, not being admitted to its 
classes, choose their wives from its pupils, finding them 
not only helpful in sermon writing, but able to fill their 
pulpits when necessary. 

The school of fine arts flourishes on the third floor — 
nearer the sky, where the horizon seems broader, the per- 
spective more perfect. Here mind and eye and hand are 
trained to see and produce beauty and interpret nature. 
The substantial structure on the southwest corner is the 
gymnasium, thoroughly equipped with every appliance 


College Greetings. 

necessary for physical culture and development. A nata- 
torium In the basement can be used for skating in winter, 
being frozen or heated, as desired, by electricity. On the 
fourth floor, where none intrude, are the society halls, 
where Belle Lettres and Phi Nu engage in friendly rival- 
ry as of old. The important place given to natural science 
is apparent from the handsome building on the southeast 
corner, whose laboratories are filled with enthusiastic stu- 
dents. In this building is the immense kitchen thorough- 
ly furnished with the latest improvements and inventions, 
where students are taught applied chemistry in the pre- 
paration of food necessary for the perfect development of 
both the mental and physical, and wherein lies a wide 
field for discovery, invention and experiment. Connect- 
ed with this building is the observatory, containing the 
John DeMotte telescope, the most powerful instument 
ever constructed, through which one may observe all the 
doings of her Mar's neighbors without fear of defection. 

In the center of the campus stands Mathers' hall, in 
memory of John and Wesley Mathers, than v\liom tlie 
College never had stancher friends. Here are the numer- 
ous recitation rooms, the president's office, also the large 
reading room and the immense librarw the gift of Judge 

The old building, used entirelx' as a dormitorw has 
long since proved inadequate, and a larger and more con- 
venient one faces on College avenue. 

Milton, uncharitably as we believe, \et perhaps truth- 
fulK', has said: "Curiosity, inquisitive, importune of se- 
crets, then with like infirmity to publish them (bei 
both female faults." We own the soft impeachment and 
are on the qui i'i7'f to /:iio7l< and A-// how these wonderful 
improvements have been brought about. Again, we have 
recourse to the Roentgen rav — and the pages of the Col- 
lege annals are before our eager eves. The whole secret 
lies in two aphorisms which have been repeatedly reiter- 
ated until indelibly impressed upon the mind, viz: "Give 
the College now what vou can spare, and reinember her in 
your wilhy These have been the open sesame to un- 
lock the stores of wealth, from which her treasury lias been 
repleted again and again. But of more vital interest 
than buildings, however handsome or useful, are the groups 
of young women, of splendid physique and fine intellec- 
tual powers, who throng her halls. We look in vain for 
the pale, languid, tired-to-death, school girl of our own 
age and generation. What has effected this marvelous, 
yet most desirable change. 

Again, searching the annals, we learn that at the be- 
ginning of the twentieth centuiA-, nervous prostration had 
become alarmingly prevalent. The kings of the counting 
room, the queens of the parlor— ave, maids of the kitchen 
were all alike subject to its attacks. A \oung woman 
who could complete a full course at a college or university 
without at least being threatened with the dire disease, 
was a marvel. Physicians inveighed, in vain, against the 
armv of cultured invalids the colleges were sending out 

vearK . Men's colleges had slain their thousands, but 
women's colleges their tens of thousands. Sucli a 
state of affairs gave rise to the gravest apprehensions, 
and demanded the serious consideration of the patriot, the 
philanthropist, as well as the educator. The question was 
discussed and the cause sought after. At last what seemed 
to be the solution of the problem came as a revelation to 
our College president through those words "In 
the sweat of thy face, shall thou eat thv bread." The 
curse of labor pronounced in Eden, had been converted 
by the infinitely loving Father into a blessing in disguise. 
Yet man still regarded it as a curse to be avoided except 
through necessity. Was not the bane of ill health upon 
all who disregarded this command? We have not time 
to enter into details. With the hearty co-operation of the 
trustees, the school was revolutionized. On entrance the 
student was subjected to a rigid examination. An\ men- 
tal or physical defects; whether it be a poor memor\-, scan- 
ty tresses or an awkward gait were carefully noted. ,A 
regimen was relentlessly required until the mental and 
physical development reached the desired standard of per- 
fection! "Eat to live" was the maxim insistently taught, 
and that dire decoction of the demon of indigestion, \clept 
welsh rarebit, was banished forever. The bod\'. as the 
temple of the soul, was sacred and as carefully guarded as 
the jewels of mind and spirit it contained. Hence regular 
hours of stud\ . recreation and physical labor were re- 
quired. Labor did not mean light gymnastics, to which 
Paul must have referred when he said, "I fight not as one 
who beateth the air," but downright honest work. The 
hands that could so deftly swing the clubs could force the 
misplaced matter, alias dust, from rugs. And she, who 
champion was of basket ball, could wash a window or 
sweep a hall. The girl, the mazy dance could tread with 
tireless feet, could knead the bread or churn the butter 
sweet. The dress which swept the streets, and whose 
weight almost paralyzed the muscles compelled to support 
it. was discarded for one suitable, convenient and becom- 
ing. The true dignity of labor was not only taught in 
theor>-, but put into practice as well. The Master himself 
said, "He that would be chief among you, let him serve." 
He is greatest who serveth best. "Ich Dien" became the 
motto of true ro\alt\'. But did not the \oung women ob- 
ject? A\ e. at first. the\' cast rueful glances of dismay a 
their soft, bejewelled hands, so beautifully manicured, 
but the good sense of the American girl vvas equal to the 
emergency. The improved health and strength of the 
bod\' and mind were soon so apparent, nothing could in- 
duce them to return to the old regime. 

Her daughters went forth, not cultured invalids, at 
the meic\' of ignorant kitchen maids, but to become ladies: 
lookers after the loaf as the original word means, help- 
mates of husbands, wise mothers, fitted in any sphere to 
lend a helping hand to bring this old world nearer the 
milennial dawn. The fame of the College went abroad. 
Students came from north uid south and east and west. 


The conservative east sending tier daugtiters to profit by 
the breadth and freedom of the west. Graduates of Illinois 
College knocked foradmission to her post graduate course 
sinceher curriculum had been enlarged to equal that of the 
best colleges and universities of the land, and her faculty 
composed of specialists, each in her line was unsurpassed' 
The golden gift of her daughters on her first jubilee was 
the nucleus of an endowment fund that increased rapidly 
with the years. Numerous scholarships were founded, 
among them the Thompson. Capps, Mathers, Rutledge. 
Orear. Pitner, Osborne and Hook. The class scholarship, 
inaugurated by the first class, was especially popular. She 
was rechristened, the obnoxious female was eliminated, 
and at the close of her first century, with a woman of rare 
culture and fine executive ability as her president, the 
result doubtless of having women on her board of trustees, 
she stands peerless, the woman's college of America. 

"Strength and honor are her clothing, her own works 
praise her in the gates, and she shall rejoice in all time to 
come." Even the Roentgen ray is notpowerful enough 
to depict her glorious future. But one of her favorite 
poets. Martha Capps Oiiver, with prophetic vision sings, 

•'All golden the years that shall crown thee with light 

Yet farther and more shall thou seek. 
Through far reaching sons which beckon thee on 

The voice of the future shall speak. 

Alma mater, beloved, it shall ever be thine. 

To widen the boundary of voulh 
To wing the young spirit with strength for its flight, 

In the domain of knowledge and truth." 

MRS. LAMBERT: The philosopher, whom all Jack- 
sonville delights to honor. Dr. H. K. Jones, has often told 
us that the real thing is the image or ideal that exists in 
the mind. Our ideal College of the future thus exists, 
and has been portrayed to us in glowing outlines. Let 
us all pull together and bring it down to terra firma in 
tangible form and substance. 

Having heard from a representative of the class who 
were the first to receive the honors of our College, it will 
now afford us pleasure to hear from one representing the 
last of our youngest sisters, who though wanting in vears 
and experience of the first, yet in their freshness and bloom 
give promise of beautiful fruition. We are very happv to 
have our semi-centennial class responded for by Miss Jov, 
and we will pledge with her a health to tlie Alpha and 
Omega and all that come between. 


Madame Toastmistress, Friends and Older Sisters: 
Babies never can be depended on. Thev never say what 
you want them to say, and are sure to say what they 
shouldn't. And many times, feeling their privilege as 
the pet of the whole family, they put themselves forward 
just a little too much. But these outbursts are passed over 
with an indulgent smile and ,.ie remark that "the dear 

little thing doesn't know any better." Your babv sister 
asks for your indulgence this afternoon. 

The class of '97 has the reputation in school of being 
the most conceited class in the College, and, perhaps, of 
any ever in College. By having this subject assigned to 
us it would seem that our reputation had spread even be- 
yond college walls. However, we suppose that the "Al- 
pha" refers to the fifteen who graduated forty-five years 
ago; not the fifteen who will graduate to-morrow. But 
even then we feel highly complimented to know that we 
have reached such a high notch of perfection as to be 
called "Omega." Our only excuse for our conceit is that 
we have so much about which we can be conceited. To 
think that we should have been able to overcome the dis- 
advantages of modern school life. and. though lacking 
many of the advantages enjoyed by the fifteen of '^2. have 
reached so high a grade, encourages us greatl\'. '^2 and 
'97 number the same; though we count with us in addi- 
tion three graduates in music and one in elocution. They 
had the advantage of a recitation at half-past four in the 
morning while our teachers to-day could not be persuaded 
to rise then for a recitation, much as we may have desired 
it. Forty-five years more of history have been added for 
us to learn. Many inventions have been made and much 
new apparatus has been put in the laboratory, making the 
work in that line much harder, and in mathematics, too, we 
have been required to do much of the work for ourselves, 
while they had only to learn what was in the book. 

It is true they have made themselves known in the 
world to a great extent. But how much greater the at- 
tainments of '97 will be no one can tell. We go out with 
high aims and our influence will be as widespread as the 
world. All peoples and all nations will feel it, and it will 
be to their advantage that they do feel it. Alpha is indeed 
great— the Omega is twenty-four steps farther on the lad- 
der of fame. But if we only make as good use of our/ca' 
advantages as they of i\\t\r far supci-ior ones, we will feel 
that we have done creditably indeed and our alma mater 
may perhaps be as proud of her youngest daughter as she 
is of her oldest. "The end will tell." 

Mrs. LAMBERT: At our annual meetings we have 
often been indebted to the read>- pen ot Mrs. Alice Don 
Carlos Vogel for our reunion song. At our solicitation she 
has written a jubilee hymn. If is printed upon the back of 
the menu, and 1 will ask Miss Krieder to kindly come to 
the platform and lead us while we stand and sing it. 

Air— Webb. 

To thee, our alma mater. 

From far and near we come. 
To swell with hearts and voices. 

This happy welcome home. 
Thy children come o'er mountain. 

From woodland, vale and lea, 
To hail with gladdest paeans. 

Thy golden Jubilee. 

COLLEOE Greetings. 

From far Hawaii, 'j:\rt b\ 

Pacific waters blue, 
From China and Bulgaria 

Come greeting fond and true. 
And friends of auld lang syne, wlio 

From earttily cares are free. 
In happy realms Elvsian. 

Smile on our Jubilee. 

From chaliced cups, bright flowers 

Distil their perfumes rare. 
While carols sweet of song-birds 

Fill all the sunny air. 
The winds in softest cadence. 

Waft greetings glad and free, 
And whisper benedictions. 

On this our Jubilee. 

May we from eveiy burden 

Of sin's alluring way. 
Go forth anew, unfettered. 

This joyous festal day; 
As Hebrew slaves of old, were 

From thrall of bondage free. 
And hailed with glad rejoicing. 

Their Fiftieth Jubilee. 

With the hearty singing of this jubilee hymn the ban- 
quet closed, all present feeling that it had been a delight- 
ful occasion. 


The concert given by the alumna society of the Col- 
lege of Music on the evening of June 1, was an unqualified 
success, and one of which the College and faculty may be 
justly proud. The program was varied and interesting, 
and each number required most exceptional abilitv on the 
part of the performer. Never before in the history of the 
College has a program requiring such advanced ability for 
performance, both in point of difficulty and artistic percep- 
tion, been so successfully carried out. 

The evening's entertainment was gracefully opened 
by a spirited performance of Raffi Rigaudon, by Mrs. Alice 
Wright Hall. '84. Following this Miss Jessie Browning, 
'94, played Liszt's Waltz Impromptu. Miss Browning has 
been studying for the past year with Prof. Godowskv, and 
her performance was characterized by a delicacy and finish 
that charmed her hearers. 

Miss Edith Crum is always a favorite and gave a de- 
lightful rendition of one of Walter's waltz songs. 

Miss Mary E. Dickson, '88, to whose faithful work 
much of the success of the program is due, played two 
movements of the Saint Saens Concerto in G minor, ac- 
companied by Miss Blanche A. Massie, '93, also a gener- 
ous sharer in the work of arranging the program. This 
number resulted in a particularly gratifying success. The 
concerto abounds in all the difficulties of the modern school, 
surmounted apparently with the greatest ease by Miss 
Dickson who played entirely from memory as had also the 
performers of the previous numbers. ParticulaHy enjoy- 

able was the Scherzando with its air\' swiftness and grace. 

Miss Jessica R. Arenz, '96, gave a fine performance of 
the dramatic aria, "More Regal in his Low Estate," by 
Gounod. This number demands the portrayal of a great 
range of emotional intensity in which Miss Arenz fairly 
out-did herself. 

The performance of the Liszt Polonaise in E major by 
Miss Frances C. Melton. '94, was one of the best we have 
ever heard. The first part was given with a dash and 
abandon that offered a wonderful contrast with the delicate 
and swift staccato middle parts, followed again by a bril- 
liant finale. 

Miss Winifred Amy Townsend, '9=;, has been for the 
past two years a violin pupil of Bernhard Listemann, and 
is already an artist. Her bowing, strong and free, and 
her rich full tone combined in producing a beautiful per- 
formance of Sarasa's Gypsy Melodies, which was enthusi- 
astically encored. Miss Townsend was accompanied by 
Miss Louise Ruth Boley, '95, and it was indeed a pleasure 
to hear together again these two young ladies who were 
the first to give a "Graduates' Concert." 

The Hungarian Fantasie, by Liszt, formed a brilliant 
close to the program and was superbly played by Miss 
Keon E. B. Osborne, accompanied by Mr. W. P. Day. 
Representing as the piece does, the most advanced school 
of pianism and requiring the most varied expression for its 
proper rendition, it is a favorite with artists all over the 
world. Miss Osborne's performance was replete with fire 
and brilliancy, while the soft and delicate middle parts 
were given with a repose and finish that spoke well for 
the voung performer's artistic feeling. Taken altogether, 
the program and its performance has set a standard of ex- 
cellence that future generations of pupils may be proud to 
attain to, and one that will be very difficult to surpass. 

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Catalogues Wanted. 

President Harker began last spring to collect a com- 
plete set of the College catalogues from the beginning of 
the College to the present time. The responses were grati- 
fying, and neariy all the missing years were supplied. 
There are still lacking catalogues of the following years: — 
1858-9. 1861-2, 1862-3. 

Will the alumnce of these years please make a special 
search for these catalogues, so that the files may be com- 

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In our next issue we would like to devote consider- 
able space to personals, giving some items of every class. 
Please send in any information you have about any of the 

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Alumnje, faculty and students are invited to contrib- 
ute articles, personals and ' ims to the Greetings. 


College Qreeti 


Jacksonville, III., February, 1 

No. 5. 

^ College Greetings, ^ 

Published Monthly during the t ollt'se Year by the Alumn 
and Students of The Illinois Female College. 

MRS. E. C LAMBERT, '73, / 
DELLA DIMMIT r, '86, l 

General Manager 

Associate Editors 

Associate ,\Uimn» Editors 



AlumnEe, Faculty and students are invited to contribute 
articles, personals and items 

All cortiniunications must be acconipanfcd by the writer's 
name, as well as the signature which she intends to have ap- 
pended . 

.\I1 communications should be addressed to 

(■•(LI.KfiK <iKEKTINGS. Jac-ksonville. III. 

SPECIAL NOTICE.— The College GreetinRS are sent to 
all the alumnae whose addresses we have. If the subsfi-iptioii 
price has not yet been paid, it should be sent in at onee. If 
any know of alumnae or old students ^vho are not receiving: 
tlie paper, we shall be glad to have the address, and to send 
copies to them. The class secretaries are especiall.v urged 
to try to keep the addresses of the I'lass full and correct. 
Catalogues containing the a<ldresses of all alumnae as wc 
have tliem will be sent on application. 

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The conimunkation troni Dr. Jaquess will be read 
with interest by the older alumna'. We hope before loni; 
to hear from the other ex-presidents. McCoy. DeMotteand 

Plans should be perfected soon by the Alumna:' Asso- 
ciation for an election to fill the vacanc\' caused bv the 
resignation of Mrs. Rachel Harris Phillipi. who was elect- 
ed alumnae trustee last vear, but could not serve. 

The article on page 6. A College Girl of the Fifties, 
is the first of a number of articles promised bv alumn* 
and friends. The next number will contain an article 
from Miss Kate Blackburn, describing some of her obser- 
vations in Bulgaria. 

We hear occasionally of some alumna who does not 
receive the GiiT/ings. We send the Grce/iitffs to ever\' 
alumna whose address we have, and we wish that anv 
who are not receiving the paper would write to us. as we 
are probably sending to them at the wrong address. We 
have a few back numbers left. 

We are pleased to get class reports like those in this 
issue by Miss Dunlap. '88, and Miss Layman. '94. We 
wish every class secretary could be heard from. The 
class secretaries would probabh' fir 1 it a good plan to ask 

through the Gn-f/iiio-s for anv addresses that thev do not 
know. Some of our readers mav be able to suppK' them. 

Will not some of our Denver or Chicago alumns 
send us news of what they are doing? The suggestion to 
organize an alumnjp association, now being considered bv 
the Denver alumnte, is a good one. This might be done 
to the great advantage of the College in anv town or citv 
where there are three or four of our graduates or old stu- 

^f ^ i^t 

Our Educational Creed. 

First. We believe in maintaining good health. 

For this we believe in plentv of food of the best qual- 
itv. well cooked and of sufficient varietx'. We believe in 
daily phvsical exercises suited to the pupil, out of doors if 
the weather will permit, otherwise in theg\ miiasium. And 
we believe in plent\ of sleep, at least eight hours ever\ 

Srtoni/. -We believe in strong and vigorous intellect- 
ual discipline. 

We believe in studv that requires regular svstematic 
application (not too severe, our arrangements for exer- 
cise and sleep prevent that,i but enough to engage, 
develop, and make strung every power ot the mind. We 
believe in making much of faithful dailx- work, and little 
of the final examination, never enough to make it a bug- 

7y///v/.--W'e believe in the union of social, moral and 
religious training with intellectual discipline. 

The pupil should be surrounded b\' a pure, moral and 
social atmosphere, where the word of God is honored. 
Christian livingeinphasized and the best usagesof cultured 
society exemplified. We believe that every young woman 
should know the Bible well as to its general contents, and 
that manv of its most beautiful and inspiring passages 
should be stored in the memor\-. We believe in developing 
the conscience along the line of the ten commandments. 
We do not believe in sectarian instruction. 

Fourth. — We believe in a close connection betv\een 
our public schools and the private schools for higher edu- 

It is a great gain to an\' coinmunit\ when the pupils 
of the public schools are full of ambition to attend 
college, and all teachers should aim to inspire this 
ambition. We believe in encouraging students who come 
to college bv recognizing what they have alread\ done, 
and by giving them credit for it as far as possible. Teach- 
ers will help both their pupils and themselves b\ sending 
for our catalogue, and writing to us about their students 
who are read\ to leave them. 

CoLLEOE Greetings. 

The Societies. 


Another inoiitli of work has passed among our mem- 
bers, and the ettects are constantly becominf; noticeable 
here and there. Our new hall is an especial source of en- 
io\ ment. Several additions have been made in tlie wa\' 
of furniture, adding greatly ,to the attractiveness of the 
room and making it more home-like. 

At present the society is ver\' busy with preparations 
for a farce to be given Februar\' 12. for the benefit of tlie 
societ\' tiuid. It will be given at eight o'clock in the 
College chapel and we trust man\ friends and former 
members both ot the school and the societx' will be able 
to attend. 

The program lield on Kuesdax'. Januar\' 1 I, was as 

Essa\ Hobbies Miss Anna Richardson. 

Recitation Miss M\ra Henion. 

Current News-Miss Clara Knollenberg. 

Extemporaneous Debate- -Resolved: That the Illi- 
nois Female College is a better place to go to school than 
Vassar. Affirmative Miss Laura Henion. Miss Grace 
McCasland. Negative Miss Olive Perr\'. Clara Jackson. 
Both merit and abilit\' were awarded to the affirmative. 

Miss Trout visited the societ\' at this meeting and 
gave a very interesting talk on Vassar. 

January 2S being the anniversary of the birthda\- ot 
Robert Burns a suitable program was rendered: 

Instrumental Solo Miss Frances Melton. 

Life of Robert Burns Miss Leila Smith. 

Vocal Duet WJien Ye Gang Awa\ Jennie Miss 
Myra Henion. Miss Edna McFadden. 

Homes and Haunts of Burns -Miss Cirace Whorton. 

Reading Bannochburn. For a' That, and a' That 
Miss Laura Henion. 

Clarionet Solo Comin' Thro' the R\e Melville 
Kenned\ . 

Debate Resolved. I hat Burns' poems will be more 
popular with posterit\' than K'ilex's. Affirmative— Miss 
Lola Blackburn. Miss Bess Winterbottom. Negative— 
Miss Lola Sellars. Miss Laura Henion. 

It being the last meeting of the mouth a number of 
visitors were present. 

Miss Leiia Smith, a student of last year, is again v\ith 
us enrolled in the Senior class. We are glad to ha\'e Miss 
Smith with us as an active member of the societw 

Miss Jessie Whorton. who will be remembered as a 
graduate in music last \ear. began the term under Prof. 

Miss Ruth Vail, a member ot the Freshman class, is 
still quite ill. We trust she will be w itli us again soon. 

Miss Bertha Jo\ . ot the class of '97. is enjo\ing a 
visit in Washington. D. C with her luicle Congressman 
Jov. of Missouri. 

Class spirit is greatK' aroused among the members 

of the Senior Preparatory class and several social events 
are soon to take place. 

JJie class has received two new members since the 
beginning of the term. Miss Lottie Tarbox and Blanclie 

Ihe class praver meetings will become a regularl\- 
observed exercise during this term. 

At the beginning of the new term occurred the elec- 
tion of officers for the Phi Nu societx . I'he house elected 
by informal ballot the following: 

President Louise Ellis. '98. 

Vice-president-Maude S. Harker. '98. 

Recording secretary— Osa Mitchell. '99. 

I reasurer- -Nellie Reese. '00. 

Corresponding secretary — Edna Kinne, 'do. 

Critic— Blanche Williams, '99. 

Chaplain — Nellie Gillespie. '98. ' 

Chorister- Mae Kendall. '99. 

Prosecuting Attorney-Edith Starr, '02. 

Librarian Leona Rawlings. 

Ushers -Bessie Harker. '02. Ethel Henry. '02. 

Since then we have had two regular meetings with 
the usual program. Several new members have been initi- 
ated, the societN' nov\' numbering fort\-nine. The societv 
v\'ill bring a concert company soon, the concert to be 
given in the College chapel and the mone\ going to the 
new hall. 


riie Epworth League is still in a flourishing condition. 

Dr. Hobbs led the meeting a few weeks ago and told 
us about his trip to India. 

The leaders for the month of Januarx" have been the 
Misses Mitchell. Dickson and Blackburn. 

MaBFI. (^KEV. Secretarx . 

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The Class of '94. 

Miss Margaret McKee. '9-f. is studying in Chicago 
preparatorv to becoming a teacher of the deaf and dumb. 

Miss Ida Evelvn Hamilton, '94. is teaching in Knox 
College. Galesburg. She is much pleased with her work. 

Cards announcing the marriage of Sarah Catherine 
Metzlcr. "S-t. to Mr. Ralph Milton Riggs have been re- 
ceived. Mr. and Mrs. Riggs will make their home in 
Winchester. 111. 

Mrs. Eftie Black Baxter. '94. spent the holidaxs at the 
home of her parents in this cit\ . 

Clara MYRTI.K Laymax. '94. Secretaiv. 

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The College has re.ently received Irom Mr. Armstrong, 
the photographer, a beautifully framed picture showing the 
College grounds, buildings and interior views of the recep- 
tion room, librarv. art studio, laboratory and students' 

College Greetings. 


Studio Notes. 


Miss Edna Harley. of McLean, a former enthusiastic 
worker and friend, has made us a short visit; also Miss 
Edith Austin of Virden. 

"Work of Interest from Art Students" League, N. Y.. 
and St. Louis School of Fine Art, at I. F, C. Studio." 
This is what we read on the posters as we peeped over 
shoulders prompted bv an interest not supposed to exist in 
casts. When William opened the St. Louis bo.x and un- 
tied the package from Chicago, curiosity and chaos took 
possession of our quiet room. We looked down upon 
piles and rows of frames, with papers tantalizing pasted 
over their contents, papers which soon were scraped off b\' 
eager hands. We were again hung and re-hung- -those of 
us who were in sufficiently presentable state were allowed 
to remain, like good children whose faces are clean, to be- 
hold the exhibition. From the St. Louis school, through 
the kindhess of Mr, Ives, came an excellent collection of 
charcoal and painted work — heads from life and cast 
and some pleasing still life, just such work as we see each 
day causing struggles and sighs in our midst. From Chi- 
cago came landscape bits, with the light of summer davs 
through them, still life and numerous wash drawings for 
reproduction. These, done in clever, broad handling, 
were as artistic as anything in the collection. The differ- 
ence in the work of the two schools was in itself interest- 
ing, and judging from the attention and study given to the 
work by the studio members, it was all helpful. The 
College girls from the house varied the usual tenor of their 
way and attended not in '"a body" but in tiL'o Inufits. 
To view pictures at a distance with a proper reserve in 
criticism, and a not too open expression of opinions, is 
a mark of most advanced culture. On the whole the ex- 
hibition taught us many things before undreamed of. 

Even before the exhibition began there were vague 
hints of questionings anent the New York work. As time 
passed these hints grew into absolute and defined ques- 
tions. Thev accumulated and gathered unto themselves 
more questions, and from this ominous mass there issued 
like lightning flashes an occasional "Have the New Yori< 
pictures come?" The third day the storm broke and upon 
the fourth subsided. Even so late as Monday a fev\- lin- 
gering gleams were apparent, when the expressman came 
to carry off our exhibition was heard, 'i wonder if the 
New York pictures have co'^e.'". But the New York 
pictures did not come and will i it come, owing to a mis- 
understanding at the league as t the date. 

Overheard. "This study o. onions has a disli in it. 
almost like that one over there. 'V "They are the same 
dish, I know, because it has the sajne white spot on it." 

The pupils of the Deaf and Dul/nb Institution enjoyed 
the exhibition if their interested faces and rapid silent talk 
were indications. ' 

Alumnse Notes. 

Resident members of the Musical Alumnre Associa- 
tion, are preparing a program to be given in the chapel of 
the Institution for the Blind on Fridav evening, February 
IS. Admission twent\-five cents. The proceeds of this 
concert are to be used in defraying expenses of visiting 
members of the association who are to appear on the pro- 
gram of the annual concert in June. 

The Illinois Female College Alumna> resident in Den- 
ver, talk of organizing a Western Association. Mrs. B. 
T. Vincent, (Minerva Masters)'5S, and Mrs. J. P. Willard, 
(Lvdia Larrimore) '67. are especially interested in bring- 
ing about such an association. 

A large number of our Illinois Female College alum- 
na; spent last summer among the mountains, resorts of 
Colorado, and chance meetings of school friends were of 
frequent occurrence in Denver. One evening in August 
Mr. F, G. Stra\er. and his charming v\ife, Mrs. Mar\' 
Haller Strayer, '76. enteitained most delightfully at din- 
ner some of these tourists. Among the twent\ invited 
guests were Mrs. Clara Ibbetson Weer. '^4: Mrs. Belle 
Short Lambert, '83, Mrs. Harriet Hobhs Barnes, '76; Mrs. 
Lillian Woods Osborne. '79; Mrs. Bertha Wilson Hard- 
inge. '88; Mrs. Tess Templar McMillan. '90. The hus- 
bands of several of these ladies were also present, and in 
the comparison of schoolday experiences, memories were 
stirred and long forgotton episodes were brought to mind, 
affording much merriment in their relation. 

Mrs. Julia Tincher Kimbrough, '73. is the able presi- 
dent of the Clover Club of Danville. 111. The society has 
twent\-five members and meets every Monday atternoon. 
beginning its sessions with a roll call, when each member 
responds to her name with a short account of some event 
of current interest. This is followed by twenty minutes 
parliamentary drill, and then the studv for the afternoon , 
is taken up. This vear the club is pursuing a double line 
of work, one on travel in England and the other an anal\- 
tical study of Longfellow's works. 

Mrs. Sophia Blair Thomas. '^9. is living in Pleasant 
Hill. 111., and her labors are abundant in philanthropy and 
all christian work. 

Mrs. Belle Short Lambert has been elected president of 
the recently organized Jacksonville Woman's Club which 
starts out with a charter membership of two hundred and 
twelve names. Mrs. Jennie Kinman Ward. '6s. is chair- 
man of tiie department of literature, art and music. 

Mrs. Maude Laning Palmer. '88. with her husband. 
Lieut. John M. Palmer, and her son. Master John M. Pal- 
mer, has returned to Illinois after a sojourn ot nearly two 
years at Fort Grant. Arizona. Lieut. Palmer at the re- 
quest of the faculty of Chicago Universitw has been de- 
tailed b\- secretar\- of war Alger. Instructor of Militar\ 
lactics at the Universit\'. and he entered upon tiie dis- 
charge ot his duties with the beginning of the new \-ear. 

College Greetings. 

An Incident. 


On the occasion of the recent Jubilee Celebration of 
the Illinois Female College, as may be remembered, one 
of the speakers made use of the term, "J'fl;/ i/iiis/" and 
called it the climax and finishing touch of woman's argu- 
ment. Brief mention of an incident, in which he was 
called to take part, will explain, quite sufficientlv. the 
speaker's meaning in the use of the term, and its bearing 
upon the question then under consideration. 

He had been invited to accompany a party of ladies 
and gentlemen on an excursion of a day's duration to a 
most picturesque and romantic place in the liills of Devon- 
shire, England, known to tourists and others as "The 
Water s Meet." A delightful journey of some three hours 
by railroad and one hour by carriage through a district of 
countiy of great beauty, brought the partv to the place of 
destination. Arrived, and standing as the soldier would say. 
at parade rest — eyes straight to the front and looking due 
north, there were visible three lively little brooklets which. 
as if by common impulse, had escaped from the dark 
-woods which covered the mountain, into the bright sun- 
shine file one from the north, the second from the north- 
east, and the third from the northwest, leaping and 
dancing down the mountain side and falling into a com- 
mon channel of considerable capacity, and executing a 
slight detour, formed a figure in shape' like a horse shoe of 
some forty feet from heel to toe, then went sweeping on 
towards the setting sun and to its ultimate destination, the 
great ocean. 

"As the snow-flake falls into the river. 
Now seen and now gone forever." 

As the whole part\' stood deeply interested in the 
scene before them, a lady of the company said to the gen- 
tleman in question, tendering pencil and paper for the pur- 
pose. "Sit down on that rock and write your impressions 
of this place for my album !"' which he declined even to 
attempt, saying with some emphasis of expression, "Sim- 
plv impossible, dear madame.'" She insisted and he de- 
clined, till ali present became interested in the contention, 
when the lady said, with earnest look, and voice, and 
jesture, ■■Von iniisf." then it became evident to everyone 
that she had scored a victoiy, or a least had secured an ef- 
fort, for the gentleman accepted the proffered pencil and 
paper, sat down on tliat roek. like obedience on a monu- 
ment, and under the inspiration of that earnest r^'// must. 
wrote then and there as follows: 

"In wonder land, where the three waters meet. 
Now rushing by and now foaming at our feet; 
As in a solemn sacred presence silent we stand. 
Entranced bv the beautiful, o'erwheimed by the grand. 
Here's length, breadth, depth, height and distance too. 
These all unite to complete the charming, enchanting 

When (jod framed the world and built His throne and 

mercy seat. 
He placed them botii liere where ///(' '/'/iree ll'crtr/y 

J /ret." 

.Uorat At a single word earnestly and fittly spoken 
could make a poet out of a poor fellow who never wrote a 
line of poetrv in his life, what mav he accomplished b\' 
an earnest and well organized force of workers having 
access to the whole land, and to all lands, as to that mat- 
ter, not forgetting the Klondike. Surely it is not too much 
to anticipate Vae fn/t /la/f ?ni//ion named not all in silver 
either — to help on with the great work before the Illinois 
Female College. 
Clayton. Miss.. January 24. 1898. 

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The College of Music. 

The advanced pupils' recital was given at Grace 
Church on the evening of December 9. Although a num- 
ber of other attractions were offered on this evening, the 
concert was greeted with an audience that completely 
filled the church. All the numbers were given with that 
certaintv of execution and expressive interpretation that 
alwavs characterize the performances of the College pu- 
pils. Most of the program was given without notes, a 
growing custom that speaks well for the intellectual side 
of the students' work. 

Where all was done well any comparisons would seem 
invidious, but a special mention of the effectiveness of 
the organ numbers is certainl_\- appropriate, while the fact 
that the vocal and piano numbers were given by the sen- 
ior class is enough to show that the qualitv' of the per- 
formance was all that it should have been. Following is 
the program: 

VdCAi, Trio— In yonder Glade Taubert 

Misses Okey, Wolden and Young. 

Piano Solo— The Chase. .• Heller 

Miss Katherine Keating. 

Org.vx Solo— Toccata and Fugue in D minor Bach 

Mr. J. Ross Fi-ampton. 

Song— Villanelle Dcir Acqua 

Miss Mabel Okey. 

Piano Solo— Polonaise, "Le Bal" Rubinstein 

Miss Emma Everts. 

Songs— a. Praise oJ Tears Schubert 

b. The Trout 

Miss Matie Welden. 

Organ Solo— OHertoire on two Christmas hymns .Guilmant 

Mrs. A. G. Burr. 

Piano Solo— Marche du Nuiv Gottschalk 

Miss Clar I Knollenberg. 

Song— Sancta Maria j; Faure 

Mist jraco Wood. 
Piano Solos— Soaring, 

Dream Tanf ,es Schumann 

Miss ^race Gillmore. 

Solo and Trio— The Flight into Egypt Bruch 

Misses Okey, Whorton, Welden and Young. 

The class in Musii'al Histor\- spent a delightful e\ en- 
ingat the Institution for the Blind December 7. where 
thev were given an interesting and instructive talk on the 

CoLLEQE Greetings. 

"Organ" by Mr. W. H. Jackson. Two organ solos by 
Prof. Stillman added to the interest of the occasion. 

On December 18, the time of the regular lesson hour 
of the Musical History class, was devoted to the lite of Bee- 
thoven, and a number of excellent papers were read by 
the pupils. 

Prof. Day and Mr. J. Ross Frampton attended the 
performance of the Thomas orchestra in Chicago on De- 
cember 18. A special Beethoven program, including the 
famous ninth symphony, was given. 

Wednesday evening. December 15, at the residence 
of the bride's parents in Cooperstown, ill., occurred the 
marriage of Miss Daisy M. Cox to Dr. Lemuel H. Neville. 
Mr. Will Duncan, of Jacksonville, acted as best man. and 
Miss Nellie Cox was bridesmaid. At eight o'clock the 
partv entered the parlor to the march from Lohengrin, 
played by Miss Blanche Massie. The ceremony was 
performed by Rev. .VlcFadden. of Mt. Sterling, after which 
all repaired to the dining room where a tine supper was 
served. Dr. and Mrs. Neville went at once to their home 
in Cooperstown which was waiting for them, and later 
will take a trip through the east. 

Miss Jessie Whorton. '97. is again among us, having 
spent the early months of the school \ear in Carthage. 
Mo., where her piano playing won comments of praise 
from those who heard her. 

The officers of the Musical Alumnie Association are: 
President, Mary Ellen Dickson. '88: vice-president. 
Blanche Amelia Massie, '9^: Secretary, Mrs. Alice Wright 
Hall, '85; Treasurer. Jessica Rutledge Arenz. '96: Annalist. 
Lottie Lurton. '9-t. 

Miss Mabel Goltra enters the College as an organ pu- 
pil for the coming term. Her mother, Mrs. A. E. Gcltra. 
has presented to the First Baptist Church a beautiful 
memorial organ in memoi\ of a daughter who died two 
years ago. 

Miss Flor\ nee P. Clark, College of Music, '97. has 
recently been visiting in Springfield, where she sang be- 
fore the Wornan's Club and in several churches. She 
created quite a sensation by her singing of the Intlamatus 
from the Stabat Mater, with chorus of si.xteen voices. The 
Springfield Monitor speaks in highest terms of Miss 
Clark's voice. 

Misses Grace Wood. Ra\' Lew is and Grace Gilmore 
assisted at a concert at Bluffs on the evening of Januar\- 
22. The concert was given in the opera house tor the 
benefit of the M. E. Church. 

Miss Grace Wood sang with great success at the or- 
gan dedication concert at the First Baptist Church in this 
city on the evening of January 26. Her selection was 
Faure's Sancta Maria which was given with organ and 
piano accompaniment. \ 

Miss Kreider appeared in a conceril; at Springfield with 
the Watch Factory Band on the e\jihing of January 25. 
Her first number was the Cavatina Tom Rossini's La Gaz- 

za Ladra. and although suffering from a severe cold she 
was twice recalled. Later in the program she sang a 
group of songs and was obliged this time to add another 
song before the audience would be satisfied. 

Misses Kreider, Gilmore, Lewis and Dickson attend- 
ed a piano recital given by Dr. Edward MacDowell in De- 
catur on the 17th. Dr. MacDowell's playing is a genuine 
inspiration to lovers of music, and those who heard him 
on this occasion are enthusiastic in his praise. 

A class in Musical Theory will be formed to begin the 
study in two or three weeks. 

Two pianos now stand in one of tlie music rooms for 
permanent use in concert work. 

Miss Matie Welden sang a solo at Grace Church on 
December 12 and 19. and at Centenars Church Decem- 
ber 5. 

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Day of Prayer for Colleges. 

The day ot pra\ er for colleges was observed at 
the Illinois Female College witii more tlian usual 
interest. The services began at 9:45, with class pra\ er 
meetings held in different parts of the building. These 
were conducted by their respective class officers, with the 
exception of the senior class, \\hich was conducted b>' 
one of its members. At 10:^(1 the students, together with 
a number of ministers of ilie city and other friends of the 
College, assembled in the chapel. 

After the opening exercises and prayer by Dr. W. 
McElfresh. Mr. Hemphill sang "Never Alone." The ser- 
mon of the morning was preached by Dr. S. W. Tiiornton. 
pastor of Grace Church, from the text. "Who knowest 
whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as 
this?" Taking as the foundation of his discourse the 
three ciiaracteristics of Queen Esther, deference to the 
judgment of another older and wiser, daily devotion to 
God and personal sacrifice, he closed with an earnest ap- 
peal to the young women to so fit themselves that when 
in the unfolding of God's plan their "time should come 
thev would be read\'; that tlie\ would see the "burning 
bush" and respond to the call. 1 he meeting closed with 
prayer bv Rev. Conolex- and the benediction b\' Rev, W. 
M. Poe. 

The closing service of the da\- began at 2:i0. It was 
a prayer and praise service led by Dr. V\'. F. Short, during 
which the singing was conducted by Rev. W. S. Phillips. 
As the spirit of God was present in the earl\ class meet- 
ings and in the morning service, so also it was telt in this 
service in the earnest words of the leaders, in tlie prayeis 
of the ministers present and in tlie testimonies of the stu- 

As a result of these exercises several of tlie students 
resolved to begin an active Christian life. Almost ever\ 
young woman in attendance at the school is now a pro- 
fessing Christian. 


CoLLEOE Greetings. 

A College Girl of the Fifties. 

' 'When the sessions were held in the basement ot the 
old East Charge all the girls boarded in private families, 
and were under no restrictions outside of school hours. 
When the building was completed we began rooming in 
it. Our rooms were warmed with the old Todd stoves. 
and lighted with candles. The halls were as cold as 

School began in September and closed in Julv. ten 
months with no vacation except a few davs at Christmas. 
Sometimes a party of eight or ten girls would be the guests 
of another girl during these brief holidays, making the 
journev to and from her home in a two-horse wagon. 
Once it was a wedding party, miles away in the countr\-. 
when the mud was bottomless, on a cold mid-winter day, 
but we bloomed out in thin dresses with low necks and 
short sleeves. The bride's gown was of peach-blow 
barege, with a plain full skirt and a pointed bodice, long 
flowing sleeves lined back to the elbows with peach-blow 
satin that showed the fine white lace under-sleeves. 
Her bonnet was a white straw lined with puffed white 
silk with enormous clusters of lilies of the valley on one 
side and tied with broad white satin ribbon under the 
chin. The hair was worn combed down and slightly 
puffed over the ears. 

One girl excited general interest b\' appearing one 
morning with her hair in tiie regulation puff on one 
side, while on the other side it was brushed or •Toached"' 
straight back. She explained that she had two sweet- 
hearts, one liked the puff and the other the "■roach.'' and 
she was endeavoring to please them both 

' Occasions of displax' were not frequent, and as I re- 
call it now. the chief diversions were revival meetings. 
In '^2, a revival of great power practically broke up the 
school work for several days. Prayer meetings were held 
during recitation hours. The influence of the revival was 
felt more in the College than anywhere else and resulted 
in the conversion of almost every student. Once in a 
great while a lecturer camethis way. Mrs. Frances Gage, 
a pioneer in the suffrage movement, was one of these. 
At the commencement of her lecture she said: "'We hear 
a great deal in these da\'s about woman's sphere. I think 
I lost mv sphere long ago u'hen as a girl .1 had to drive 
the cows to the pasture and in the winter carr\' an axe 
along with me to break the ice for them to drink." She 
won many of us to a belief in what was then a new and 
unpopular doctrine. 

Once in every five months we gave a public exhibition, 
which served the two-fold purpose of developing latent 
talent and of keeping the cause of the College constantly 
before the people. Atone of these an unique conversation 
between an inhabitant ot Earth and a visiting sister from 
the Moon won much applause. Even political subjects 
were handled. "The Dissolution of the Union" was a 
topic of debate so early as 't4. and Dr. Akers pronounced 

the speech ot the girl who spoke for the union a tine one. 

Persons who still recall that commencement when 
Helen Wilman gave her oration on "Our Countrx." with 
its anti-slavery sentiments, and the thrilling scene enact- 
ed on the platform at its close, have not forgotton that 
Gov. Yates said of the production that It" was worth\ to 
have been heard in the halls,of Congress.'' 

These exhibitions were notable events and always 
drew large crowds. It was the custom in those da\-s to 
seat all women whether the men were seated or not. One 
evening three young men came early and received seats 
very near the stags>jiextto the partition and were congratu- 
lating themselves that they were not to be disturbed when 
an old ladv who cajne late observed the three men. She 
walked up the aisle^ began shoving in so vigorously that 
a young lady next to one of the \oung men. who was ex- 
ceedingK' bashful, presently found herself seated upon 
his lap. There was nothing for him to do but move out 
followed b\- the other two. 

The personnel of the facult\' was then as it has been 
since— varied. 

Miss Olin. the sister' of the great Stephen J. Olin. 
was much advanced in years and wore a cap. She was 
very gentle, and was much beloved by the girls. .And 
there were girls, even in our days, who either had small 
capacity or no desire for receiving instruction, girls who 
simpl\' imbibed a ver\' little from hearing others recite, 
and never made passable recitations themselves. These 
girls used to try to atone to the gentle lady of the caps for 
their deficiencies b\- hugging her at the close ot recitation 
with a fervor of inextinguishable affection. 

Another teacher was currentl\- reported to have been 
at one time "electrified.'' Her nerves were so shattered 
that at a push or touch the poor lady would almost 
jump out of her chair, and an uplifted finger would 
sometimes cause her to scream. It was a pleasing diver- 
sion among some of the girls to brush by her and inad- 
vertently poke her with an elbow. Then there was the 
absent-minded professor, whose soul dwelt among such 
serene heights, that whenever a girl needed his help on a 
problem, he always went away with a new decoration 
pinned to his unconscious back. 

One little circumstance connected with another teacher 
who was ver\ stern and exacted much of us all desei-ves 
recall. A \oung girl had been guilt\' of some misde- 
meanor and was about to be expelled. The teacher, of 
whose severit\- we were all afraid, thought it all over 
what it would mean for a girl to go home with this blight 
fastened upon her for all the years of her lite -and she 
went to the president and plead with him to allow her to 
remain. She promised to be responsible for the girl's be- 
havior. She took her to room with her and so nobly ful- 
filled her trust that she won the girl's life-long gratitude, 

.4rt and music :.'ceived little attention. Reading was 
practiced dail\-, and .fe even heard lectures on elocution 
in those days. Spel ing and word anaKsis ga\e us a 

College Greetings. 


valuable ground-v\ork for clear expression in writing, 
wiiich was then the graceful accomplishment of a college 
course. We were much given to versif\ing, and there 
was a poetical, reflective cast toihe most of our effusions. 
" In chemistry we had a sirtlple apparatus and learned 
fully as manv things which we afterwards forgot as is 
now deemed necessary. In fact, there was not such a 
great difference between the course then and the course 
now, and it is our belief that we girls of the earlv fifties did 
more earnest, honest studying than do the students these 

We came to College often-times at great sacrifice, and 
we had a high conception of what a college education 
meant. Some girls came to fit themselves for teaching, 
the only respectable calling except house service then open 
to women, and even in that there was a strong prejudice in 
manv localities against it. Manv more girls came for a 
few months only, they came to get a general idea of v\hat 
higher education meant and some practical hints for carrx ■ 
ing their work on by themselves. , 

The girl who wished to prepare herself for a career, 
who had a definite ambition to do original and creative 
work in music, art or literature, had not been born. An 
'education which to-da\' means not a great deal unless one 
has with it this power of surpassing his fellows in some 
one line of work, in those davs was. in itself, a distinc- 

We had no dream bevond being home-makers' as our 
mothers had been before us. but tliat. for the acquisition 
of which we were giving our best energies, was to tit us 
more perfectly for home-making, to render us dispensers of 
a mare graceful hospitalitv and to aJi a glor\'. all its own, 
to common life." 

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Class of '88. 

Ten years ago thirteen happ\' girls stepped from the 
Illinois Female College into the wide, restless world to 
engage in the struggles of life. 

On our graduating da\ Dr. Short in his kind and 
gentle manner reminded us that this was the dav on 
which our vessels were to set sail from the harbor: that 
his training was finished: that each of us must guide our 
own bark through tlie waters. We did not realize that 
this day would mark such an epoch in each of our lives. 
The impression will never fade from our minds. 

We left behind us a golden milestone from which we 
measure ever\' distance. It was the gate-wav to a life so 
short and precious that each moment must be safelx 
guarded. I am sure in the ten years passed, manv a 
prayer from a grateful heart has been uttered for the dear 
old College that prepared us so well for the storms at sea. 
In many a time of adversity has our College training 
saved us from a hopeless ship-wreck. At such times an 
alumna lives more in a single m( ment. feels more truK' 
the glow, the warmth, the color, the realitv of life than in 

whole years devoted to practical pursuits of a routine ex- 
istence. At such moments all labor seems as light as 
thistle down caught b\ the breeze of the spring. Next to 
our father's fireside we associate our College home. 

Where are the girls of '88 to-da\? That black camel, 
death, has knelt twice at our door and has taken from 
us Hattie B. Thompson and Mrs. Fred Ball, ilvanilla Dun- 
ham.) to return never more. 

Bv the fireside of Mrs. A. J. Kolp. (Luc\- P. Dimmit.) 
there is a vacant chair. God called home the husband 
and father. With hertiiree little jewels each hour brings 
her its sunny tasks, its busy hopes. With her saintly 
mother she lives within the shadows of her College home. 
Others of our number have chosen God's noblest work. 
"That her home is her throne.'' 

Mrs. Peter Mogensen. (Lizzie Davis.) is a progressive 
social and devoted wife. Her home is in Urbana, III. 

Maude M. Laning prepared for war in time of peace. 
Lieut. J. R. Palmer is her choice. .A little son brightens 
their home. She w ill live in Chicago. She is one of our 
club women of to-day. 

Mrs. Hardinge. of Denver. (Bertha V/ilson.) is a wide- 
awake progressive woman. She leads in club work. In- 
to her home have entered two little children to receive a 
mother's love and guidance. 

Our president, Mary E. Dickson, we find faithfullx' 
discharging her duties in the College. Each >ear as we 
return we feel that she is the golden link that binds us to- 
gether. We know and appreciate Dr. Marker's worth by 
his choice of Miss Dickson as a member of the present 

In the college in Nevada. Mo., we hear a sv\eet famil- 
iar voice. It is our Elsie Goodrick. a member or the tacul- 
t\'. She is in her second year's work: her presence there 
is harmony and music. 

Mary Hillerby has recentlv returned from tlie .Ameri- 
can Italv. having spent several months in Los Angeles. 

Florence Boggs is at her home in Urbana. 111. 

Ida Hall and Olive Fulton seem to have forgotten us. 
but we hope to hear something of them before long. 

Your secretary is once more at her old home. Dunlap 
Springs, living the same simple life ot her childhood. 
Doing whatever her hands find to do. For is it not our 
dutv to make the best of these few tleeting vears, tor 
"She who makes the most of happiness and the least of 
trouble. Is the truest phiiospher as well as a sign of a 
beautiful character and a christian liope." We are ali 
sailing for the same harbor. To-day the Vv'oman is the 
power that guides the vessel, for man of to-day has said: 
"There are but few thrones of power behind which \ou 
will not find a woman." 

OLIVE G. DUNL.'NP. '88. Secretary. 

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Interest in the department of Elocution is ir:Creasing. 
the number of students being increased bv five ni^w mem- 
bers this term. 



College Greetings. 

Alumna; Notes. 

Can aii\' iine tell us the addresses of the following al- 
umna-? Letters sent to the addresses we have in our cat- 
aloKue are returned to us unclaimed: 

Mrs. H. J. Weedman Brodix. '79. 

Mrs. Marv A. Parsons Rouse, '66. 

Mrs. Sophia Eag:les Huntley, '69. 

Mrs. Catherine Marshall Armstrong, 's9. 

Mrs. C. r. Tomlin McClung. '62. 

Mrs. Marian Wallace fiatton. '64. 

We have just learned that the address of Mrs. Mar\' 
Lemon Smith. '71. is Nickerson. Kansas. 

The mairiage has been announced for Fehruarx 2. of 
Miss Louise Boley, '9=;, to Mr. W. B. Jess. 

Martha Ella Cox, '9-f, is clerking in her father's store 
at Oto. Mo., and sends a draft for the Improvement Fund. 

We have just heard that Miss Nellie E. Davis. "91. 
was recently married in Oakland, California, to Mr. Fran- 
cis I. Matthews. 

Mrs. S\lvia Gardner Hume. '71. of Lawrence. Kans.. 
sends an interesting letter, speaking of happ\' d^:ys spent 
in the College, and sending remembrances to all (jillege 

Miss Grace Parris Buxton. '9^. was niariied Jaiiuarx' 
19. to Mr. Fred Brown, of L'ivcrnon. 111. The ceremon\- 
was performed in Grace church. Dr. S. \\'. Thornton of- 

Mrs. Sophronia Na\ lor Grubb, 's2, the president of 
the Alunnut Association, after spending last summer at 
South Haven. Mich., removed to Chanute. Kans.. where 
she expects to reside permanently. 

Mrs. Anna Martin Hall. '^i-f. sends a letter full of good 
wishes for the College, enclosing a draff for the Improve- 
ment Fund. Such signs of interestamong the older alum- 
na' are among our greatest encouragements. 

Mrs. Tempe E. Short Perley, '^-1, now at 2^^ Michi- 
gan Avenue, Chicago, remembered the College at (Christ- 
mas time by sending several copies of her book. "From 
Timber to Town." The book is a graphic piciure of the 
experiences of the earl\' settlers in Illinois, and is charm- 
ingly written. McChirg tV Co., Chicago, are the pub- 

The suggestion in the following letter is excellent, 
and we shall tr\' in the future to follow it: 


/>c-ci/- " Co/A-i^r (J/tr/2/ii;s :" As \ou flutter on white 
wings into our Nebraska home, we catch \ ou and cage 
you in our inner circle; for\ou are our "Carrier Dove." 
bringing in thoughts and starting remembrances long 
forgotten. You savot of "the tender grace of a dav that 
is dead." Certainlv 1 will send \oyfift\ cents to help 
to feed and strenghten you! 

Since Daughter Grace is living .uid stud\ ing in the 
old College halls. 1 feel that 1 am in a measure re-living 
m\ school-girl da\s. 

Ma\ I iiKike a suggestion? Can \ ou not insert the 
m:iiden name of the alumna' mentioned, instead of the 

names or initials of the husbands? 1 am sure you will 
, readily see the reason for this request when mentioned. 
We, scattered as we are all o\er the states, fail to 
learn the names of the "old girls" when married. We 
read these new names and wonder who they are, feeling 
sure we must know many of them had we only means of 
giving them identity. A few ot these names 1 know, for 
instance, 1 know that of Mrs. E. C. Lambert, hut if that 
name were given as Mrs. Belle Short Lambert when it ap- 
pears in this paper which is designed for those of other 
days as well as the present students, how much more in- 
telligent it would be to the far-scattered readers. No one 
would then be in doubt for a moment. 

Pardon w.hat might appear as criticism, and believe 
me, dear ( 'o//txr Grrf/iiias^ \ our ardent admirer and 
faithful reader. MKS. ANNIE HOBBS WOODCOCK. 

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Notes from the Classes. 


After the Christmas holidays the seniors were glad to 
Welcome back one of the "old girls" who was in the class 
last N'ear. but the first part of this >ear had not been pres- 
ent. It was Leiia Smith, of Springfield, and she makes 
the class now number eighteen. Never v\-as there a class 
before that had so many types of talented women. In the 
class can be found almost every talent and everv virtue. 
There are no two girls in the class who are in anyway alike. 
We have the musical woman, the literary woman, the do- 
mestic woman, the woman suffragist and the school ma'am. 
We have also every type of beauty ranging from the 
blonde and auburn haired, to the glow ing eyes and black 
hair of "Ould Oireland." 

Ill March the Seniors will give a sequel to the play 
the\ gave last year. Howell's "Mouse-trap." and are trust- 
ing to the reputation the\' made last year that this w ill be 
as "Howelling" a success as formerK'. 


Ruth Vail, who has been ill at the Passavant Hospi- 
tal tor the past three weeks, is much better, fhe mem- 
bers ot the class have tried. b>' sending her llowers and 
bv going to visit her as often as possible, to make the 
time pass rapidlv for her. and are unanimous in hoping 
that thev will soon have lier with them again. 

The pra\er meeting held in Miss Austin's room on 
the Day of Pra\er. was led b\ her and was full of interest 

I'he scientific members of 191)1 w ill I'lnisii zoology 
this week and will tlien take up the stud\' of botany. 

The mathematics class finished advanced algebra at 
Christmas and are now struggling v\'ith plane geometr\'. 

We claim the honor of being the largest class in Col- 
lege. Miss Austin is our class ofricer:Edith Loose is president 
and Margaret Brown secretary and treasurer. Cur colors 
are green and white and our emblem smilax. We think 
the class that will be the first to graduate in the new cen- 
tury i\ ver\' promising one. 

College Greetings. 

Vol. I. 

Jacksonville, III., March, 1898. 

No. 6. 

^ College Greetings, ^ 

Published Monthly during the College Year by the Alumnae 
and Students of The Illinois Female College. 



General Manager 
j - Associate Editors 

- Associate Alumnae Editors 



Alumnae, Faculty and Students are invited to contribute 
articles, personals and items. 

All communications must be accompanied by the writer's 
name, as well as the signature which she intends to have ap- 

.Vll communications should be addressed to 

COLLKGE iiRKKTINtiS. Jacksoin ill.-. 111. 

.SPECIAL NOTICE The College Greetings are sent to 

all thealuiunae whose addresses we have. If the subsc-ription 
price lias not yet been paid, it should be sent in at onee. If 
any itnow of aUininae or old students who are not receiving 
the paper, we shall be glad to liave theaddress, and to send 
copies to them. Tlie elass secretaries are especially urged 
to try to keep the addresses of the class full and correct 
Catalogues containing the addresses of all alumnae as we 
have them will be scut on appliiation. 

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Shall the Uirrtuix's be continued ne.xt year? The 
paper was started as an experiment simpK'. We believe 
that the interest in it has increased with every number. 
Will everv reader who thinks it ought to be continued 
next Near send us a postal to that effect. 

For the next issue we have an interesting article from 
Mrs. Ella Yates Orr, '67. and one from Dr. DeMotte. 

We hope to hear from several of the class secretaries 
in time for the April number. All communications should 
be sent in by April 1 . 

We are sorry that the notes from the Freshmen class 
were handed in too late for this issue. Notes from the 
classes should alwavs be in bv the first of the month. 

The article on Colonel JaQuess, from the facile pen of 
Mr. Nichols, the description of Bulgaria by Miss Black- 
burn, '83, who has just returned from her labors in that 
country, the letters from alumnae, and the general College 
news, all combine to make this number one of unusual 

We acknowledge the receipt of the Course of Studv 
and the College paper from the Fountain of Living 
Waters, a school for Young Women in Japan. Thev are 
sent by our Miss Melton, '91, who went last fall to ,)apan 

as a Missionary, and who has charge of the Department 
of Bible Study in the school. Both pamphlets are printed 
first in English, then in Japanese, and have been objects 
of much interest to the students. 

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5tudio Notes. 

One of Van Dyke's valuable books on art has been 
added to the library. 

The Studio Club met for the first time since Christ- 
mas Friday afternoon, February 2^. "Foreign Artists in 
New York" was the topic, and will be continued at the 
next meeting. The paintings of Boldini and De la Gau- 
dara were discussed, and those of Tissot, Madrazo and 
Boutet de Monvel are to be considered next. 

Some interesting poses have been the natural result 
of the recent Colonial party held at the College, at wliich 
many beautiful and quaint costumes were worn. 

Mrs. A. D. Brackett entertained the members of the 
Studio class at her home Saturday evening, 19th ult., 
with games and a mysterious palmist who unlocked the 
future. The time passed ail too quickly. Refreshments 
were served, dainty in lavender colors, and violets for all. 

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The Senior Class. 

The Seniors have begun their series of essays which 
are to be read in chapel as a part of the senior course. On 
Tuesday, March 1st, Miss Ellis read a paper on "Shakes- 
peare's Women," and Miss Gillespie on "Elizabethan 
Literature." On Friday, March 4, Miss Marker and Miss 
Smith read, the first on "The Effect of Influence on Char- 
acter.'" the second on "The England of Chaucer." 

The Senior play is now in progress and will probablv 
be given in April. On account of the great tavor with 
which the "Mouse Trap" was received, it will be repeat- 
ed on the evening that the sequel is given. 

For the last few weeks there has seemed to be a great 
mvstery floating about, and it has been greatly intensified 
bv the numerous meetings of the Senior class. But all 
will be revealed before May 31st. 

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Miss Maud Devereux Botkin, of Virden, who was a 
pupil in '92-3, is assistant to Nellie Bangs Skelton in the 
piano department of the Soper School of Oratorv and Mu- 
sic, Chicago, and is also continuing her studies on the 
violin under a private master. 

CoLLEOE Greetings. 

Piano and Song Recital. 

Mr. Wallace P. Dav. pianist. Miss Phebe J. KreiJer. 
soprano, with Miss Grace Gillmore. accompanist, save a 
piano and song recital at the College on the afternoon of 
February 1 Ith. 

The music-ioving: people of Jacksonville look with in- 
terest to the public programs in which either of these mu- 
sicians appear, for they are recognized artists wherever 
heard, and a recital by them is always a delightful pros- 
pect. Their programs show a careful discrimination, not 
onl\' as to what shall please in point of inelodic and artis- 
tic design, but what shall instruct students who seek to 
broaden their musical horizon. The following was the 

G^r/t'i,'-— Sonata in E minor, op. 7. Allegro moderato. 
.Andante molto. .411a menuetto. ma poco piu lento. Fi- 
nale. Molto allegro. 

]'o)! // V/7ifV— Recit. and aria from Oberon. 

Scar/iift! -Siciliano. 

.S'(-(r/y<r///— Brassin. Scherzo. 

/"a^/f/VTi '.•>■/!•/— Nocturne. 

Leschcfisky — Waltz -Souvenir d'Ischl. 

Bisliop—"'^\A Me Discourse," (Old English. i 

JA)r,7/-/ -••The Violet," (Old German.) 

Haydn •'My Mother Bids Me Bind Mv Hair." lOld 
German, i 

/)V/(r/7/cA'/ -••Without Thee," (Modern French.) 

Lynn ■•Sweetheart. Sigh No More." (Modern Ameri- 

Chopin Ballade, Op. 47. 

Jessie (/(Mv/c/-— Songs to Little Folks: a. '•Tlie 
Rich Little Dolly." /'. ••The Flower's Cradle Song.' 
(-. ••The Discontented Duckling.'' li. ••The Sugar DolK.' 
c. ••An Early Morning Pastorale." /. ••Fireflies." «,'■ 
••My Dear Jerushy." 

If there is a secret in musicianl\- pla\ ing, Mr. Da\ 
certainl\" possesses it. for it was here evinced in ever\ 
number, and students of music gained new inspiration for 
the art which, in his hands, makes life richer, happier 
and better. In his interpretations lie never lacks the dis- 
crimination of the finished artist, nor the heart of the true 
musician, and when pupils in the early grades of piano 
study are helped to nobler ideals, as on this occasion, bv 
the rendering of so weighty, difficult, yet withal musical 
composition, as the Sonata, op. 7. of Grieg's, it argues 
strongly for the performer's masterl\- abilitx' and s\mpa- 
thetic power. 

Following the Sonata the ne,\t piano number, a group 
of some simplei forms of composition, provided a pleasing 
variety, not only because more easil\' understood, but 
both as to historical interest and tone coloring, which is 
readily appreciated by a student of programs. Mr. Dav 
was persistently recalled after the Chopia Ballade, op. 
+7, and finally, in re.sponse. plaved ••The Flatterer.'' b\" 

Few artists receive the unqualified praise accorded 
Mr. Dav wherever his work and abilitx' are known, and 

it can but be regretted that the e.\traordinar>' demands up- 
on his time as a teaclier, prevent his giving a piano recital 
uftener than once a \ ear. 

Miss Kreider's singing, always good, and far above 
ordinary, pleased the audience in a manner they were 
neither slow nor uncertain in e.xpressing. In her first 
nuinb.-r, Recit. and aria from Oberon, bv Von Weber, 
one did not feel the necessity of understanding German, 
to know the progress of passionate feeling in the heart of 
Reziafrom her reflections beginning "Ocean, Thou Mighty 
Monster!'' to her frantic call to ••Huon." when rescue ap- 
peared, indeed the vigorous and faithful rendering it re- 
ceived at Miss Kreider's hands, was sufficient. That she 
is a progressive musician abreast with the times might be 
judged from this program, but to know her and hear her 
sing. v\'ould make a certaintv of the fact in an\' doubtful 


Fervor in the ••Recitative and .Aria." tenderness in 
••The Violet." sustained grace in the quaint •'Bid Me Dis- 
course." with a sympathetic and highly artistic rendering 
of everv number down to '•My Dear Jerushy." stirred a 
svmpathetic note in the hearts of her hearers, w ho would 
not be satisfied till she appeared again, and with a repe- 
tition of the songs she had just sung, closed what was 
from the first piano solo throughout, a most en]o_\able 

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Pupils' Complimentary Concert. 

During the convention ot the Merchants' and Grocers' 
Association, which met in Jacksonville early in Februar\'. 
pupils of the College of Music and School of Elocution 
gave a program in honor of that body at the Christian 
Church. The manner in which the audience appreciated 
this compliment was largely shown by the hearty ap- 
plause which followed every number on the program. 

None of the numbers gave more general satisfaction 
than the artistically rendered organ solos. Mrs. Burr is 
the regular organist of the church and showed, as did also 
Mr. Frampton, excellent control of the instrument. 

The pianists. Misses Knollenberg and Kendall, 
sliowed ill their playing thorough study and much natural 
abilit\. Their selections were difficult, but the\- v\ere 
lendered with an ease which was very effective. 

Miss Okey's charming voice in the song •'Oft Have I 
Seen the Swift Swallow," seemed more musical than ever, 
and with her simplkity of manner and bearingt\'as the 
subject of general comment when the concert was over. 

Miss Wood's rich voice was well brought out in the 
•'Sancta Maria." b\' Faure, and her singing, with the e.N- 
ceedinglv effective accompaniment by piano and organ, 
moved the audience to rounds of applause. Both \oung 
ladies responded to encores. 

Miss Wlnterbottom. too, was highly appreciated in 
each of her selections, and though some thought that for 
the church there might have found a more suitable selec- 



tlon than "The Virginia Reel." it was well rendered. The 
\ oung lady has good elocutionary talent. 

Miss Heimlich recited well, and gave in response to a 
hearty encore a selection from Longfellow's Evangeline. 
Both numbers showed the good ability she possesses as 
an elocutionist. 

The program was fittingly closed with a part song by 
the chorus class. Miss Krieder is a gjod conductor in 
chorus wori<, and, as usual, the class did her honor, sing- 
ing with that characteristic unity of expression and finish 
that always pleases. 

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The Alumnae Annual Concert. 

The Alumns concert was given in the chapel of tiie 
Institution for the Blind on Tuesdav evening, February 
IS. before a well-pleased audience. It seems a pit\ that 
such a fine program should have been greeted with such 
a small audience, particularly when the object of the con- 
cert is tai<en into consideration. 

The Alumnae concerts are a source of great pride to 
the College of Music, and this one proved no exception to 
the rule. 

Miss Whorton gave a scholariv performance of the 
first movement of the Beetho\en Sonata, op. 90. and Miss 
Melton gave a brilliant rendition of the Chopin Ballade in 
G minor, op. 23. 

Miss Clark, although suffering from a severe cold. 
proved her excellent control over her voice by her exquis- 
ite rendition of the Mascagni Ave Maria, and Miss Arenz 
sang Grieg's Autumnal Gale with its variety of tone color 
with most artistic effect. 

The concerted numbers added greatly to the interest 
of the program, which seemed all too short to satisfy the 
audience. Following is the 


March Hongroise k'owa/ski 

(For two pianos, eight hands. ) 
Mrs. Irene Daub .McGregor, '87. Lucia Kellogg Orr. '95. 
Mrs. Alice Wight Hall, '84. Fannie Belle Fry, '82. 

Sonata -Op. 90, First Movement Beethoven 

Jessica Male Whorton. '97. 

VOCAL Solo— Ave Maria Mnseagiii 

(With piano and organ.) 
Florynce Paine Clark, '97. 

Overture— "Harmoniemusik" Me/iife/sso/i/i 

(For two pianos. ) 
Eleanor Louise Arenz, '93. Viola Hackman. '90. 

BALLADE— Op. 23 , C/iopin 

Frances C. Melton. '94. 

VOCAL Solo— Autumnal Gale Grieg 

Jessica Rutledge Arenz. '96. 

RONDO— Op. 73 Chopin 

(For two pianos. ) 
Frances C. Melton, '94. Mar\' Ellen Di ;kson. '88. 

D'JETT— Crucifix Fanre 

( Witli piano and organ. ) 
Florynce Paine Clark, '97. Jessica Rutledge A.,enz, '96. 

The College Societies. 

PHI Nf. 

The Phi Nu's are now permanently located in their 
new hall. The furnishings are all in blue and white— the 
society colors — and the room is very dainty and beautiful 
and already seems to have quite a literary air about it. 

The roll now numbers fiftv-two and there Is some 
thought of putting a limit to the membership. This has 
not yet been determined full\'. 

In March the society will give a play, which is a farce 
by William Jean Howells, and gives a good picture of 
English character. 

During the past month we have had our usual week- 
ly meetings, all with full programs, one of which was: 

Piano Duett— Grace Gilmore, Ray Lewis. 

Reading — Bessie Harker. 

Extemporaneous Speech— "Influence of St. Valen- 
tine" — Matie Welden. 

Short Storv— Elsie Laughney. 

Vocal Solo— Mae Kendall. 

Amateur — Grace Harmon. 

Recitation— Mae Clearv. 


The following were chosen as officers of the Belles 
Lettres Society for the last term of the school year: 

President — Miss Bess Winterbottom. 

Vice-president — Miss Lora Henion. 

Corresponding secretary -Miss Clara Knollenberg. 

Recording secretarv- Miss Frances Melton. 

Treasurer- Miss Lola Blackburn. 

Librarian— Miss Katherine Welsh. 

Sergeant at Arms— Miss Olive Perry. 

Pages — Miss Jennie Loose, Flossie Loar. 

Chaplain— Miss McCasland. 

On February 12 a farce, entitled "St. Valentine's 
Da\," was given by Belles Lettres members. It was 
given for the benefit of the society fund, and the financial 
outcome was quite flattering. The Society owes especial 
thanks to Mr. Nichols for having so cheerfully and ablv 
assisted in the undertaking. 

Mrs. Vogel, one of ttie former members of Belles Let- 
tres. has composed a very delightful society song. 


The subjects for this month have all been verv inter- 
esting and the attendance good. 

The first meeting of the month was a missionary 
meeting conducted by the Senior class. Miss Line, the 
class officer, acting as leader. The subject was "Japan." 
Talks were made on religions, customs and manners, and 

The meeting of February 9th was led bv Grace Kitts, 
the subject being "Living for Christ." 

On February 16th the meeting was led by Alahel 
Oke\-, the subject being "God's Unfailing Promises." 

The last meeting of the month was led by Dr. Harker. 
using the subject, "Saved to the Uttermost." 


COLLECtE Greetinos. 

Its People and Customs as Seen by a Missionary. 

In November. 1892. I bade farewell to home and 
turned mv face toward that little principalit\- in southeast- 
ern Europe, known as Bulgaria. A large conipan>' ot 
missionaries on hoard the same steamer as myself, made 
the journev from New York to London replete with pleas- 
ant friendships and jo\ ous memories. But after mv feet 
first pressed the Coiitiiinit at Ostend. Belgium. 1 met but 
one travelina; companion who could speak a word ot Eng- 
lish, and that was a l\'ussian lady who boarded the tram 
in Vienna. 

I'he details of that lonel\- journex' across the continent 
1 ma\' not relate here, but will introduce \ou at once to 
Bulgaria as 1 first saw it. The little Danube steamer con- 
veyed me and a number of other passengers across from 
the Roumanian town of Ginsgeva to the Bulgarian shore 
opposite. Ordinarilvpassengers are landed atRustchuck. 
but '92 being the "cholera year." quarantine measures 
were still in effect, and accordinglv we were convexed t<i 
the quarantine station some distance from the cit\ . On a 
rainv December morning 1 stepped out upon the muddy 
banks of the Danube, (there was not even a board to step 
upon.) and the ///-.v/ thing to atiract m\' attention was the 
numerous bonfires gail\ burning all around us. '\\Mtiu\xt 
was an official, who seizing the sealskin cap on m\' head, 
cast it into the tire and it was consumed before m\ e\es. 

Then following, bare /uaiicii. 1 with two or three Bul- 
garian wdmen. was led to the ladies department of the 
quarantine quarters. Shall I describe it? A little dirt\- 
room perhaps ten by fifteen feet, chairless, tableless, bed- 
less, only a dirty straw mattress on some boards in one 
corner, a tiny stove and a smoky lantern. No food to be 
seen or procured, no water, save that carried in the coal- 
bucket from the Danube. Unable to understand or speak a 
word, in the midst of such surroundings for one da\ and 
night, 1 realized, as never before mv utter dependence on 
////// who cares for even the least of his children. M\ 
trust in God was being perfected from da\ to daw 
Released from quarantine by the doctor's certificate. I was 
taken to a hotel in the city and the next day succeeded in 
finding the pastor of our M. E. Church in Rustchuck. It 
was due to a strange complication of circumstances that 
the friends there had not been made aware of inv e.xpect- 
ed arrival. From Rustchuck to Loftcha inv traveling was 
beset with comparatively few difficulties, and with a deep- 
\\ grateful heart 1 rested from mv journe\' of nearK' five 
weeks duration. 

Bulgaria is about three-fifths the size ot Illinois and 
has a population of i, 000. 000. The geographies ot the 
present show it to be a self-governing principaiit\- tribu- 
tar\' to Turke\ . The Balkan mountain range extending 
across the countr\' from west to east naturalK' dis'ides it 

into Northern and Southern Bulgaria. Il is in Northern 
Bulgaria that the M. E. Church has its mission work. 

The countiA' is adapted to agriculture, especially 
wheat growing, but the people use the rudest implements 
and are verv conservative about the introduction of modern 
machinerx . The peasantry attire themselves in their own 
quaint costumes which vary greatly in the different locali- 
ties. The women do a great deal of spinning and weav- 
ing bv hand. A peasant women is seldom seen on the road 
to and from her work without her distaff and spindle. 
busil\ spinning as she goes. The\ do not even use a 
spinning wheel. Out otthe cotton, wool, or silk, spun in 
this primitive wav. the\- weave most beautiful and sub- 
stantial cloth, using for this purpose a crude woolen loom. 
There is a notable absence of almost every kind of factor- 
ies except beer factories. The women assist a great deal 
in the farm work, but their housekeeping is not very com- 
plex, as modern conveniences and furniture to make home 
home-like are almost wholly unknown. Bulgaria excels 
in the qu.-dit\' and quantitv of the grapes it produces. 

Beautiful vine\ards adorn the hillsidesand \ ield most 
luscious grapes in great variety. The Bulgarians are 
Slavs and their language closely resembles the Russian. 
The\ have a public school system similar to our own. and 
in the twent\ \ears of their self-goverment ha\e made 
rapid strides in the matter of education. But the morals 
of their schools are low and the character or their teachers, 
as a rule, far Irom exemplary. 

The Greek Catholic church holds sway, and so close 
is the union of church and state, that inissionarv work in 
that land is peculiarK difficult. Nothwithstanding this 
tact however, the cr\ing need ot Bulgaria is a vital 
Christianity. Thecorruptionand superstition of the Greek 
church surpasses that of the R.oman Catholic. The Gos- 
pel is not preached and the masses of the people are as 
ignorant of the true way of salvation as the people of 
China or India. Heathenish rites and customs are min- 
gled all through their worship. One example — as soon 
as a death occurs, the relatives of the deceased go to cook- 
ing wheat. It is then blessed by the priest, distributed 
among friends and acquaintances, some of it placed near 
the corpse and some taken to the grave. All this is done 
to satisfy the hunger of the departed one. Then ever af- 
ter Saturday is the specified time to take food to the grave. 
It is always the women who perform this office, and on a 
Saturday morning many may be seen wending their way 
to tlie cemeteries. There is little hope of reaching many 
of the older people: our hope is in the rising generation. 
Hence the emphasis we put upon boarding school. Sun- 
da\ school and Epworth League work. A great deal of 
/(?(■/ and patiene ■ is essential to success. 

The work ot the W. P. M.S. centers in the Girl's 
Boarding S'.nool in Loftcha. an inland town of seven 
thousand inhabitants and one hundred miles from a rail- 
road. No Americans in tlie town except the missionar\'. 



(when she is there.) The priiiLipal who directs that 
school has varied duties, some ot them are as follows. 
Students are received on application, a few are assisted by 
scholarships. Every year the principal is flooded with 
applications from those desiring financial aid, and the ad- 
mission or rejection of these applicants depends whollv on 
her judgment. The curriculum of the school corresponds 
very nearlv to our high schools in America, and hence a 
number of native teachers must be employed as helpers. 
The responsibility of selecting proper persons for these 
places is by no means light. 

Intellectual ability is not the (?///)', nor is it the most 
iinporfant. qualification required. Example is ever stronger 
than precept, especially is this true in a missionary board- 
ing scliool. The principal herself may likewise count up- 
on about five hours of teaching each day. Then there is 
the hoarding department, more difficult than an\' in our 
own land and with less efficient help. To avoid friction 
and waste, the head of the school must be fullv acquaint- 
ed with every detail in the kitchen. pantr\ and dining- 
room, as well as in the class-room. In a famih- of over 
forty sickness is liable to find entrance, and the same per- 
son is again pressed into service. She has no private 
secretary, no book-keeper, but must keep an itemized ac- 
count of all expenditures and receipts, conduct all business 
correspondence, whether in English or Bulgarian, see after 
repairs, taxes, insurance, etc. Then, too, the principal is 
a missionary, and in all departments of church work must 
do a full share. Act as class leader, Sunday-school teach- 
er. League president and perform other similar duties. 
These represent but a part of the work expected of her and 
to accomplish the greatest good she must be full\' confi- 
dent that she is just as surelv about the Lord's business 
when overseeing the work in the kitchen or wash-room 
as when teaching a Bible-class or leading a pra\'er meet- 
Conversions among the girls occur frequently and the 

good seed sown is gradually permeating the homes of 
wealthy and influential as well as the poorer classes. 
iV\issionar\- work of every form must hasten slowlv in Bul- 
garia, but it can succeed, and Bulgaria is surelv o.neof the 
spiritually benighted nations which has a claim on that 
church tliat has taken "the world" for its parish. 

Kate B. Blackburn. 
January 12. 189S. 

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Alumns Notes. 

'52. Elsewhere in this issue will be found a mission 
hymn written bv a member of our first class, Mrs. Alice 
McElrov Griffith, who has been for many years record- 
ing secretary of the Woman's Foreign Missionarv Societv. 
of the Springfield Presbytery. The hymn was sent as a 
New Year's greeting to all the societies in the Presbytery 
and was sung in their January meetings. 

Mrs. Minerva Dunlap ScoU, and her husband. Judge 

Edward Scott, are sojourning among the pine trees, 
orange groves and flowers of Citronelle, Alabama. 

'70. Mrs. .Martha Leaton Guthrie, of Wichita, Kan- 
sas, has favored us with a copy of a new song of her own 
composition— "The Pretty Girl of Klondike." It is al- 
ways a gratification to the alma mater to know that her 
children are keeping up an active interest in literarv and 
musical pursuits. 

'76. Miss Mary VVa\' has spent most of her vears 
since her graduation in educational work. She is an in- 
telligent, progressive, conscientious instructor, and the 
public school in Ashland is fortunate in securing her ser- 

'89. Miss Hortense Bartholow was married the first 
of July to Mr. F. K.Robeson. After spending the sum- 
mer months visiting the mountain resorts of Utah and 
Colorado. Mr. and Mrs. Robeson returned to Champaign. 
Illinois, where Mr. Robeson is one of the most prominent 
business men in the mercantile line. 

'90. Cards have been received from Mr. and Mrs. 
William C. Merrill announcing the marriage of their 
daughter. Almeda. to Mr. Samuel P. Blodget on February 
20. Mr. and Mrs. Blodget will be "at home" in Brighton. 
111., after March 1. 

'91. Letters have been received from Miss .Marv E. 
Melton telling of the delightful journe\- of their mission- 
ary party of twelve across the Pacific, and of her safe ar- 
rival in Nagasaki where she has begun the stud\- of the 
language, and is superintendent of the Bible Studv De- 
partment in a school for young women. 

Dr. Helen Duncan, after a few weeks' visit with her 
familv. has returned to Wesley Hospital, Chicago. 

'95. On February 2. at the home of her grand-par- 
ents. Mr. and Mrs. Henrv Block, Pekin. 111.. Miss Louise 
Ruth Bolev was mariied to Mr. William Jess. After a 
wedding journev Mr. and Mrs. Jess will return to Chica- 
go and be at home to their friends after April T. This is 
the fourth marriage in this class since last commencement 
and there are rumors of others to follow. 

On January 19. at Grace M. E. Church. Jacksonville. 
III., occurred the marriage of Miss Grace Parris Buxton, 
daughter of Mrs. Eunice Walker Buxton, to Mr. Freder- 
ick Brown. A musical program was given by the 
church organist. Mr. Phillip Read, while the invited 
friends were ushered to their seats bv former college class 
men of the groom, who was graduated from Illinois Col- 
lege in '9-1. The marriage service was by Dr. Thornton, 
pastor of the church, and at its conclusion a dinner was 
served to a limited number of guests at the home of the 
bride. Mr. and Mrs. Brown have taken up their residence 
at their country home near Springfield. 

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All communications to the Greetings must be accom- 
panied b\ the writer's name, as well as the signature 
which she intends to liave appended. 


CoLLEOE Greetings. 

Sketch of Dr. Jaquess. 

The following interesting sketcli ot Dr. Jaquess. the 
fnst president of the Colleiie. appeared in the Chicago 
Times Hcratd of June 17, 1897, just after the doctor had 
been at the College falsing part in the Jubilee exercises. It 
was written b\' S. W. Nicliols, editor of the Jacksonville 
Joi/nm/. and will be read witli interest, not onl\' b\' the 
graduates and students of tlie fifties, but by those of the 
present time. It was there headed. ■•'I'lu- I'liicky raison 
from PostY." 

Parson J. F. Jaquess has come to toun from Pose\- 
ville. Posey county. Indiana. He has been honored both . 
as the one man born in Poseyville who ever left the place 
and the one man who has undisputed claims of being the 
original Grant and the original Garfield man. He is 
more than SO vears old years which took him a mere boy 
from the backv/oods village with a name like a joke and 
made him the center figure in many of the most impor- 
tant events of this centur\". He contributed as much as 
an\' other man to the renown of Illinois in the war. and he not deserted the peaceful habits in Pose\ ville it 
might have been that (jtant v\'ould not have been stalled 
aright or tliat (jarfleld would never liave been a general. 
His life is full of the sort of stories that patriots would put 
into readers for e.xamples to youth and ambition. 

Jaquess was a barefooted boy in the ver\' earlv days 
of this centuiA'. His parents dug a sparse living from the 
rocks and clods ot Posey county. They could afford no 
lu\ur\ for the lad. and he shared in their struggle kill- 
ing prev for the table with his rifle and hewing wood tor 
the market with his ax. There was com to plant in the 
spring and hay to harvest in the fall. J'his cut his Ja\s 
at school to the snow-bound months of winter, w hen it 
was no small task to travel through the drifts to the school- 
house. He finished the course, and the glimpse lie had 
of the heights of knowledge created a resolution to see 
more of the promised land. He cast longing eyes in the 
direction of the old Ashbury University — the mecca to 
which all good Methodist parents turned their bo\ s. His 
parents had no means, but young Jaquess had a strong 
right arm and he set out to win an education with it. He 
arrived at the university and was the laughing stock. He 
was tall. lank, lean and awkward. His face v\-as brown; 
he wore jeans, and he was joked as coming from Posev- 
ville. He whipped several bullies for bothering him. 
fills gave him consideraticni whicli ills scholarship had 
not gained for him. 

He was graduated from the universit\' in 18+^. read\' 
for the law. His mother picked him out for the minlstr\', 
and her pleading changed his mind. He had opened a 
law office, but it was abandoned, as he applied for a pul- 
pit in the Methodist church. Peter Cartwright was then 
a power in the denomination. He looked with disfavor up- 
on the fact that the young applicant was a col lege man. Dr. 
Cartwright was opposed to letting him become a member 

of the Illinois conference because he was a college man. 
He was the onlv college man in the conference, and to 
show the objection he had to collegians Dr. Cartwright 
sent him to a forty-mile parish in Egvpt. He did not 
know what else to do with him. All the other ministers 
under him had been brought up in the college of the brush 
and woods, and it was as necessar\ in those days for a 
preacher to liandle the rifle and the ax as it was for him 
to know theologw It seemed to the presiding elder that 
the \oung man needed to have some of the educational 
kinks taken out of him, and Jaquess found himself preach- 
ing in the wildest of the southern wildernesses. This was 
the sort of treatment whicli the elder thought would wipe 
out the ambition of the \oung man and keep his high 
ideals well in bounds. 

Jaquess was a man of common sense, despite his uni- 
versity training. He was a man among men. There v\as 
no one too common not to have some traits that appealed 
to him, and before long there came wonderful reports from 
the \oung man who had been exiled in the woods. He 
possessed wonderlul magnetism, in addition to the abilit\ 
to estimate men and live the kind of life that appeals to 
the best manhood. He made a hit at the beginning of his 
career in the saddle bags. One of his parishioners asked 
him it he "■knowed" how to chop. He said he could chop 
with the best of them and wanted them to give him a 
chance at the next log rolling. This was the kind of talk 
the pioneers in the lower part of the state liked and he 
was at once branded as ""sumthin' ot a \oung feller alter 
all." He appeared at the log rolling, armed with a trust\ 
ax he had brought from Poseyville. He choped all the 
farmers into the sliade. His reputation was made at once. 
There was abundant proof that ills college education had 
not spoiled him. and there followed a flood of letters to 
the bishop which forever settled his standing in the Metho- 
dist clergy. He had won the hearts of the simple-minded, 
and this led Bishop Morris to recall the young man from 
his brush heap and put him in charge of a prominent pul- 
pit at Springfield. This was another important point in 
his life -the point which made his name lately one of dis- 
tinction among the historians of the rebellion and all the 
soldiers that went out from Illinois to fight. 

Rev. Mr. Jaquess went to Springfield in the earl\ 
\'ears when Springfield was the haunt of statesmen and 
not politicians. He ran the Methodist church as it had 
never been run before. He occasionally had men of 
prominence at his table. Once he entertained three men 
from Kentuck\-. w ho were praising the Kentuck\' schools 
for girls. The preacher wondered that no such school at 
that time had been started in Illinois. The thought came 
as an inspiration, and he worked out the plan which at 
once led to the founding of the Woman's College at Jack- 
sonville. He told his project to a man who had six daugh- 
ters, and the six daughters were entered at once as the 
first pupils. He preached all the next year, in addition to 
his work for the school, and then the bishop took him 


College Greetings. 


from the pulpit and made him the president of the collesie. 
He was still living in Springfield, but taking his familv in 
an ox cart, he was finally welcomed in Jacksonville-the 
master of the first Methodist institution in the state. His 
schoolrooms were in the basement of the church. Young 
women came to him from all over Illinois, traveling across 
the prairies in wagons. The enterprise grew year by 
year, and after eight \ears of hard toil Mr. Jaquess saw 
his hope realized in the erection of the then immense 
building for the use of the college. He was alterward 
president of Quincy College. 

Governor Yates seems to have been the first man ac- 
curately to judge the real merit of this man. He sent for 
Mr. Jaquess at the breaking out of the war and wanted 
him to go to Springfield. The preacher obeyed the call 
and became the companion and adviser of the governor. 
He was in the office one dav when a calm, blunt man 
came in and declared that he thought he could be of use 
to the governor in getting troops. The governor looked 
over the rough man but did not see that there was an\'- 
thing that could be assigned to him just then. Mr. Ja- 
quess was sitting near the desk and he whispered to the 
governor to ask the man to call again to-morrow. After 
he had gone out Jaquess turned to the governor and said : 

"Yates, there's something in that man. I believe, and 
I think you'd better keep track of him.'' 

"1 don't see what I've got for him." was the repl\-. 

••Well, keep him anxhow. for I feel there's something 
in him. and I think 1 am something of a judge of human 
naturi-. " 

••What can I have him to do?'' 

•'Put him at that desk in the corner and let him write 
letters until \ou have something else to give him." 

'•If you are so certain about his merits I'll do it. b\' 

This is the worst swearing the young divine ever 
heard from the war governor. About two weeks later thex- 
met again. 

•'Jaquess. 1 thought you were something of a judge 
of human nature," said the governor. 

"I think 1 am; what's the matter now?" 

"Why, that man Grant, who you thought was the 
one 1 should keep available, has been at that desk two 
weeks and hasn't yet written a letter I'd send out.'' 

"1 didn't suppose he would be verv valuable as a 
clerk; I considered him better as a military drill master. 
Commission him as colonel and set him to work with the 
soldiers. Now, there's the Twentv-first on the borders of 
mutiny. Put him in charge of them and see what's in 

"By George. I'll do it.'' 

Governor Yates took the advice and the world knows 
the rest. This was the beginning of Grant, it made an 
impression on Rev. Mr. Jaquess and he concluded to take 
the field also. He went to the front with the Sixth caval- 
rv. but he came back at the request of the governor to 

work as a recruiting officer. His eloquence was magical. 
He talked over the state and in a short time had 3.0(10 
men at Camp Butler. There was enlistment after enlist- 
ment made on the promise from the parson that he would 
command the regiment and go into the fight with it. This 
led to the formation of the Seventy-third, he being at it's 
head. He started his men on the march almost before his 
commission was dr>'. He was sent with his command di- 
rectly to Perryville. Colonel Jaquess had taken a position 
at this point which was thought to be advantageous, and 
while holding it Sheridan dashed up to him. 

"How long can you hold thatplace— twent\- minutes?" 
he asked. 

"I can hold it indefinitely, sir,'" was the proud reply. 

"Then do so." and the hero of Winchester rode rapid- 
ly away. The Seventy-third was composed of a set of 
men who could handle a rifle perfectly. They were ready 
to obey the commands of their leader. He ordered them 
to form in two ranks, get under cover as far as practicable 
and on the approach of the enemy to fire and aim at the 
head or the heart. Scarcely had the words left his lips 
when the ranks of the confederates came in view. J rue 
and steady was the aim of the Seventy-third. The rebels 
fell back in confusion. They retreated, leaving the ground 
covered with the bodies of the dead. An officer who was 
captured remarked that all the dead seemed to be shot 
through the head or the heart. 

Colonel Jaquess and his regiment w ere at Chicka- 
mauga. Jhey stood in the slaughter pen. ordered there 
by General McCook. Once his horse fell. He leaped to 
another. This one was shot under him. The ball would 
have taken out both his hands, but at this particular mo- 
ment his hands \^■ere not in their accustomed places. His 
body seemed under some strange charm. He brought his 
son to his side as his aide, and the son went through the 
ordeals of the war unharmed, as did his father. He took 
his regiment to Missionary Ridge. The regiment was in 
the lead at the onslaught. The intrepid colonel was In 
front encouraging the men. The first position of the 
enemy was taken, and on they pushed with the rest of 
the army, while Grant was asking who had ordered the 
charge and declaring his army was lost. They were met 
by a shower of balls. They charged with their bayonets, 
and so impetuous was the onslaught that nothing could 
stop them. The first line of forlifications fell, and then 
the second, and the guns on top of the ridge. The 
Seventy-third planted their colors on the spot, and on the 
way they captured almost as many men as they were 
themselves In the regiment. 

President Lincoln wanted to promote the fighting 
parson. The parson said it would not be fair for him to 
leave the men who had entered with him. He knew a 
man who would make a good major general, and he wrote 
to President Lincoln to that effect. This man was James 
A. (iarfield. The president made him a general, largely 
upon the recommendation of the colonel— the preacher of 

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CoLLEOE Greetings. 

Posevville. P(ise\- oiiiiitv. Ind, The cdloiiel went back tci 
Camp Butler, but he returned with onl\' ^()(i ot the able 
men who went v\ith him and 200 disabled for the rest of 
their lives. 

'\he colonel took up his Bible where he had left it 
and went after men not shooting at their heads or hearts, 
as he had told his men to do literally durins; the war, but 
figuratively. This is the man who is now in Jacksonville 
and to whom this town is takinn; off-" its hat. 

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Letters from Alumns. 

Sinclair. III.. February 24. IS98. 

7)rijr Co/ZiX'' Crt-cfini^^s : 1 am ver\' much pleased 
with vour monthly visits. 

I would like to add a few mites to your columns but 
fear the "Demosthenes and Ciceros" of the times, so 
extensive in number, will behold me witli a critic's eve 
and mv imperfections will not be easily overlooked. 

.As to days of "".'-Xuld Lang S\ne.'' the\' are da\s I 
love to recall. 

In the ^O's I had a kind father and mother, who. since 
then, with most all mv teachers in Illinois Female College, 
have passed to that "land that is fairer than this." await- 
ing with crowns on their heads for my arrival. Those 
teachers, can we forget them, when we needed their guid- 
ance the most. Sometimes we were unruly beyond de- 
scription. They were too often lenient when thev ought 
to have been more strict. We did not think then as we 
do now. We liope we are forgiven for our imperfections 
long ago. 

My father, Horace Spaulding. was a man of great in- 
tegrit\'. not gi\en to jokes, his word was law. No im- 
perfect lessons weie passed unprepared or unnoticed. His 
■•O/i .' Ps/iaw.''' was enough to show his displeasure. 

Miss Louisa Kuhlenthal Habermaas "married her- 
self." (her expression) to Mr. Louis Habermaas in the 
College chapel. He was the man that jumped overboard 
to save her from drowning in coming over to this countrx'. 
She was a good teacher but odd in looks and actions: 
ready to repair a rent in a garment for the pupils that had 
made sport of her a short time before. As i was her friend 
1 would be made acquainted with both sides. 

Miss Meade would scold us for imperfect lessons, then 
send us to Mr. Jaquess for penance. That was no punish- 
ment. He would let us study awhile, then hear us recite 
until the bell tapped, and we were done, lor that time at 

Mr. James S. Barvvick was a man of great serenit\ . 
His face shone with happiness, but if he thought we 
meant to cheat in our sentences in Ciesar he was sure to 
find us out. He was the only teacher that wore a dress- 
ing gown, in which he sometimes appeared during recita- 
tion hours. 

(^ther teachers came and retired, loved and respected, 
01' disliked, just as we pleased. 

As to Mr. Jaquess, the interest of the College and its 
surroundings were his aim. He mav well be called the 
Father of our College. 

Now. with manv good wishes in \onr favor, vour 

Mrs. Martha l. spaulding Jumper, 's=;. 

Lincoln, ill.. February U. 1897. 

J)i-nr College Grrctiui^s .---Manv times 1 have 
thought of writing a line or two for your columns but so 
tar have delayed. 

Mrs. Vesta Randolph Dov\-ns, of the class of '8^, is 
visiting her parents at Lincoln, 111. Miss Vesta Randolph 
was married to Mr. Randolph Downs, of Chillicothe. Ohio, 
at Lincoln. 111., on the morning of November 2s, '97. Mrs. 
Downs is much pleased with her new home and thinks 
the Buckeye state far surpasses the Sucker state in scenic 

Miss Kate Blackburn. '8^. who is at home for rest af- 
ter twe years teaching in our mission school at Loftclia. 
Bulgaria, will spend this week at Lincoln, III., with the 
family of the circuit minister. Rev. W. H. McGee. Mrs. 
McGee was Miss Martha K. Layton. '87. Miss Blackburn 
will meet v/ith our W. F. M. S. on ITiursdav afternoon. 
February 16. 

With man\' good v\-ishes of success and long lite to 
the Grn-tiiti^s. MARY S. PEGRAW. 'b-\-. 

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Mission Hymn. 

Tiiiii:-- " Hortoii." 

Jesus. Lord of Light and Life! 

Hlder Brother, unseen Guide! 
Help us drop the great world-strife. 

In thy word alone confide. 

Help us heed th\' pleading "Come" 
To the weary burdened heart: 

Use each power of heart and tongue 
Consecrate and set apart. 

Easy then, thy mandate "Go. 

"Teach my word o'er land and sea." 
So thy spirit shall o'ertlow 

Fettered souls that mav be free. 

When all mission work is done. 
No more message from above. 
Then will earth and heaven be one — 
One eternity of Love. 

Springfield. 111., January 1898. 

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Every alumna should receive tlie u/rf/i>ti;s regularl\'. 

College Greetings. 

Vol. I. 

Jacksonville, III., April, 1 

No. 7 

^ College Greetings. ^ 

Published Monthly during the College Year by the Alumnse 
and Students of The Illinois Female College. 

General Manager 

Associate Editors 

MRS. E. C LAMBERT, '73, 

Associate Alumnae Editors 



Alumnae, Faculty and Students are invited to contribute 
articles, personals and items. 

All communications must be accompanied by the writer's 
name, as well as the signature whfch she intends to have ap- 

All communications should be addressed to 

COLLEGE CKEETINOS. Jacksonville, 111. 


There should be a large attendance of alumna-, old 
students and friends at the coming Commencement. Make 
your plans to be in Jacksonville, May 30 and 31. I he 
railroads will probably give reduced rates. 

The Commencement address will be given by Dr. 
Frank Crane, of Trinity, church, Chicago. Dr. Crane is 
one iTf the most vigorous and brilliant orators now before 
the public, and the College is to be congratulated tor se- 
curing him. 

We have heard of no movement among the alumna? to 
till the vacancy in the board of trustees caused by the 
resignation of Mrs. Rachel Harris Phillippe. Some one 
should be selected at Commencement time, and nomina- 
tions should be made at once. 

Prof. Wallace P. Day has purchased a Virgil practice 
clavier, the only one in the city. The Virgil school is one 
of the most advanced of musical schools in New York 
City, and part of the work of this school will be incorpor- 
ated in the work of the College next vear. 

The ne.xt number of the Greetings will be the last for 
the current school year, and \^'ill be issued as soon after 
Commencement as possible. So far, the desire for its con- 
tinuance next year does not seem to be very great. If vou 
wish the Greetings to continue for ne.xt year, send us a 
note to that effect. 

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Miss Ha McClellan is seriously 
pendicitis. The last report from he 
a still better account cj^Kr is earnest 
manv friends here 

: report 

hicago with ap- 

encouraging. and 

ped for b\' her 

Our College. 

DR. W. F. SHORT, President of the College 1875-93. 

Our times are distinctively utilitarian. Cui bono is 
asked of every proposition and enterprise that solicits our 
interest and support. Plausibility is discounted till scru- 
tiny attests merit. The masses are conservative; the few 
are visionary and are harmed by shams and frauds. Edu- 
cational schemes are subject to critical examination. "To 
what purpose is this waste?" is acommon inquiry bv man\' 
when their co-operation is asked in their behalf. In some 
cases these questionings have their origin in covetousness 
rather than in ignorance or doubt of the utility of educa- 
tion and of its facilities and institutions. Such persons 
evince great charity in their willingness that others shall 
incur all the cost of their maintainance, while they ap- 
propriate a liberal share of their benefits. 

A half century of continous life ought to furnish am- 
ple proof of the claim of a school to the respect and sup- 
port of the public. Applying this test it will be found 
that the Illinois Female College challenges the confidence 
and admiration of its founders, friends and supporters. 
The life of every one of the thousands of young women 
who have spent sometime within its walls, however brief, 
has been improved and enriched by that connection. To 
ever>' such person this life, the world and the universe, 
are made to seem other and grander by reason ot an en- 
larged vision therein obtained. It has thus been a per- 
sonal and a perpetual advantage to the individual which 
has justified the sacrifice and expenditure incurred in the 
founding and maintainance of the institution. But such 
advantage is far from all the benefits thus derived. In- 
deed, it is but a small part. The indirect and resultant 
good that has accrued to others, to the home, to the church, 
to proximate communities, and to the world, vastly out- 
weighs all personal gain and pleasure. This affirmation 
is particularly true of nearly a thousand alumnae now 
scattered throughout the world, who are worthily and use- 
fully filling both private and public stations in life, many 
with great success and distinction. 

Such gratifying results should stimulate increased en- 
thusiasm, devotion and liberality on the part of all friends 
and philanthropic persons, and largely augment its re- 
sources and facilities for usefulness. This consideration 
and co-operation is now earnestly commended, and is 
urgently demanded in. the effort now being made for its 
enlargement and efficiency. No educational institution oT^ 
the Methodist Episcopal Church offers larger or more cer- 
tain returns for liberal financial contributions and sup- 



CoLLEOE Greetings. 

The Alumna Fund. 

We give herewith a statement of the amounts already 
paid on the Alumns Fund. It foots up a total of $729. 
We have pledges from alumna" amounting to $297 not yet 
paid, making a total of $1026. The total amount to be 
raised by the alumna was $2500, so that we now have 
nearly one-half of it pledged. We trust that every alum- 
na will help in raising this amount. Can we not have re- 
sponses at once that will at least make up the $224 neces- 
sary to reach the half of the whole amount? If your pledge 
is due please send in the amount. If an\' payments are 
not credited in this list, please write to President Marker 
at once. Any moneys received will be credited in the 

Mrs. Lucy Askins Rutledge, '52 $5 0(1 

" Minerva Dunlap .Scott, '52 5 00 

■■ Eliza Kerr Martin. '52 5 00 

■■ Margaret Morrison Turley, '52 ', 5 00 

•■ Sophronia Naylor Grubb, '52 5 00 

" Clara Ibbetson Weer, '54 5 00 

■■ Eliza Trotter Caldwell, '54 5 00 

'■ Anna Martin Hall, '54 10 00 

■- 'Tempe E. Short Perley, '54. 2 00 

■■ Minerva Masters Vincent, '55 100 

■• Louisa Thompson Bergen, '55 ■... 5 00 

" Zerilda Weldrum Coxe, '58 5 00 

" Rebecca Wood Metcalf, '58 1100 

Miss Mary Caldwell, '59 100 

" EmmaCapps, '59 20 00 

Mrs. Deborah Cramer Randolph, '60 10 00 

■' Rhoda Tomlin Capps, '62 5 00 

Miss Mary Pegram, '64 10 00 

Mrs. Belle Thomas Stafford, '64 10 00 

Miss Mary Selby, '65 10 00 

Mrs. Sarah Bacon Tunniclifle, '66 10 00 

" Lydia Smith McKee, '66 55 00 

•' Ella Yates Orr, '67 25 00 

" Mamie Reynolds Buckthorpe, '67 25 00 

Miss Mary E. Loar, '69 100 

Mrs. Eunice Walker Buxton, '69 15 00 

Martha Palmer Russel, 

10 00 

'■ Ella DeMotte Brown, '71 5 00 

'■ Eva Reed Noble, '71 35 00 

■■ Rachel Harris Phillippe, '72 50 00 

•■ .Julia Tincher Kimbrough, '7.3 10 00 

■■ Clara Rutledge Rapp, '74 100 

■• Marietta Mathers Rowe, '75 10 00 

2' EUa'Crain Rohrer, '7G ■ 1100 

" Ella Keplinger Smith, '76 51 00 

'■ Flora Short Wadsworth, '76 5 00 

>K Mary Stookey Randle, '76 50 00 

■' Llllie Ruddick Thompson, '77 15 00 

■■ Margaret DeMotte Potts, '77 5 00 

•■ Lillian Woods Osborne, '79 20 00 

>-■■ Nora Dunn Akers, '80 5 00 

" Anna Tliompson Brown, '80 5 00 

Miss Kate Blackburn, 'S3 5 00 

Mrs. Ella Sticke! Crane, '83 10 00 

" Rebecca Brown Brown, '84 10 00 

Miss Eva Hewes, '85 -. 3 00 

" Gertrude Stiles, '85 3 00 

Mrs. Anna Schureman Stevens, '86 5 00 . 

Miss Mary E. Dickson, '88 5 00 

Mrs, Lora Corbly Wylie, '88. 10 00 

Miss I'hebe Kreider, '90. ,''. 10 00 

•■ Maude Martin, '90 10 00 

•■ Mabel Seaman, '91 10 00 

Mrs. Blanche Buxton Barnes, '92 15 OO 

" Martha L. Cox, '94 10 00 

Miss Margaret V. McKee, '94 100 

Mrs. Eleanore Boston Putnam, '95 13 00 

Miss Amelia Bourne, '95 100- 

" Flora Gaskill Purviance, '95 5 00 ' 

Mrs Grace Buxton Brown, '95 5 00' 

" M. Sibert Lane, honorary alumna 10 00" 

Class of '97 " 34 00 

S729 00 

Total . 

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The MacDowell Society. 

This is the name of the musical society which was re- 
cently organized at the College. On Friday afternoon. 
March 18, a large number" of students with teachers, met 
in the reception room to arrange for the organization of a 
society. Miss Blanche A. Massie was elected chairman 
and Miss Ora Mitchell secretary. Mr. Wallace P. Day in 
a brief talk showed the importance and need of a society 
that would, bv a systematic and progressive course of 
stud\'. give its members a broader and more diversified 

Committees on organization and constitution were ap- 
pointed, and the young ladies were instructed at the ne.xt 
meeting to deposit an informal ballot for a name for the 
society. The meeting adjourned to meet Wednesda\'. 
March 23. At this meeting a permanent organization was 
effected and the following officers were elected : 

President— Osa E. .Mitchell. 

First Vice-president — E. Rav Lewis. 

Second Vice-president — Nellie Clarke. 

Recording Secretary — Elsie Layman. 

Corresponding Secretary — Carrie Rittenhouse. 

Treasurer— May Kendall. 

Chorister — Leona Rawlings. 

Chaplain — Ethel Dudle\'. 

Critic— Matie Welden. 

Ushers— Clara Fisher, Edith Loose. 

Sergeant at .'^rms — ,V\abel Farmer. 

With the able constitution adopted there is reason 
to believe that the work of the societ\ will be strong and 

The society has been named for America's foremost 
pianist and composer Edward Ale.xander MacDowell, and 
it is hoped, like this great man, it will stand not only for 
American composers but American Educators as well, be- 
ing animated b>' those principles that have given Mr. 
MacDowell such deserved eminence. 

Considerable enthusiasm was manifested in the choice 
of a name, and it would be difficult to describe the unbound- 
ed satisfaction displayed in every^ face when it was dis- 
covered that the vote for "MacDBv^H" was unanimous. 

The first tegular meeting was Iteid Wednesday, April6 



The Coining Commencement. 

We trust that many of our alumnse and friends are 
planning to attend tl:e commencement this year. We here 
subjoin a list of commencement events with dates: 

Thursday, May 26th. 
8:20 A. .M. to 12:40 P. M. Examination oiClasses. 

Friday. May 27th. 
8:20 A. M. to 12: 10 P. M. Examination of Classes. 
2 30 P >i. to 5:00 p. M. Exhibition oi School of Fine .\rts. 

Saturday, May2sth. 
8:20 A. M. to 13:40 P. M. Examination ol Classes. 
2:30 P. M. to 5 P. M. Exhibition of School of Fine Arts. 
8:00 p.m. Reading of Senior Essays. 

SursDAY-, M.ay 29th. 

;. Hobbs, 

10:45 a. m. 

10:00 A. M. 
10:30 A. M. 

2:00p. m. 

8:00 p. m. 

Monday, May' 30th. 

Class Day Exercises of the Senior Class, at the 

Reunion and Business Meeting of the .Xlumnae 
Society, at the College. 

Alumn« Concert of the College of Music. 
Tuesday, May 21st. 

Graduating Exercises of the Illinois Female Col- 
lege. Address by Dr. Frank Crane, of Chicago. 

2:30 p, M, 

8:00 p M. President's Reception at the College 

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The Seniors. 

The Senior reception, given in honor of the Juniors. 
March 26th, was greatly enjoyed. The parlors and halls 
were made beautiful with the class colors, palms, and the 
senior and junior flowers, marguerites and violets. The 
Sophomores served, and proved able assistants to their 
senior sisters. 

Mrs. Marker tendered the seniors a delightful dinner 
on the evening of April 2, in honor of the class president, 
Miss Maude Marker. 

On .^pril 18 the class will give their annual entertain- 
ment. The Illinois College Glee Club have kindly offer- 
ed to assist them. 

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Studio Notes. 

At the meetings of the Studio Club the custom is for 
each person to contribute her share toward the program. A 
pleasing variation was given at the last meeting when 
Mrs. Marker read an interesting paper upon Abhottsford. 
With photographs and the lucid descriptions, a very e.xcel- 
lent idea was gained of this beautiful home and its artistic 
interior. At the ne,xt meeting monotypes, etchings and 
lithographs will be studied. 

For weeks past the question has been, "When can we 
go out doors to sketch?" The first attempt was made the 
12th, when the sunshine and the breezes proved too allur- 
ing for resistance. 

The annual exhibition of the Jacksonville ,\rt Associ- 
ation was held the third week in March. The Studio 
members were enthusiastic in their attendance, and re- 
ceived much benefit from the collection. The inspiration 
and help obtained from such displa\s— if rightly studied— 
cannot be overestimated. 

Mrs. Brackett was absent a week through illness, but 
we are glad to have her with us again. 

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Epworth League. 

The Epworth League had five meetings during the 
month of March. 

The missionary meeting on March 2 was led by the 
Junior class with Miss Graff as leader. The subject was 
'"China." The meeting was made interesting by the pic- 
tures shown of the young ladies of China and their semi- 
nary at Too Chow. 

The meeting of March 9th was led by Minnie Nevins, 
the subject being "Directed to Personal Work." 

On March 16, the meeting was led by Edith Starr. 
The subject was "The breadth of God's Love." 

The meeting of March 23d was led by Miss Pitner, 
the president of the Grace Church league. The subject 
was "Strange Ways in Which God Leads Us." 

The last meeting of the month was led by Miss Trout, 
assisted by Miss Jones, who gave us a very interesting 
talk on Mormonism. 

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Life in Chicago, .^i.'—. 

CHIGAGO, III., March 16, 1898. 

.)/)■ Dear College Greetings : — How frequently have 
I thought 1 would contribute a few lines to your columns 
this winter, but my time has been so occupied with musi- 
cal duties 1 have put off writing until spring is upon us. 
1 have spent a delightful winter teaching and attending 
musical entertainments. This week I am availing mvself 
of hearing grand opera frequently. It is such a pleasure to 
be where one can constantly hear good music and the best 

i teach all the time except Wednesday and Saturday 
afternoons; those days 1 have reserved for my own musical 
advancement. I belong to a south side musical club of 
one hundred members, and I have taken part in a number 
of musical affairs. 1 have planned my work to be with 
the alumnje in June and take part in our highly enjoyable 
festivities. It has been my pleasure this winter to be with 
our alumna sister Miss Winnie Townsend, '96, and talk 
over our happy days at the Illinois Female College. With 
best wishes to the Greetings and a hope for its long exis- 
tence, I am vour friend. LOTTIE C. LURTO.N, '9S. 

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Help the Alumna-' Fund along. 


CoLLKOE Greetings. 

Organ Recital. 

School Life at De Pauw. 

Thus did Jubal to his race reveal 

Music, their larger soul where woe and weal. 

Filling the resonant chords, the song, the dance. 
Moved with a wider-winged utterance. 

— GtoiX'- Elliott. 

Mr. Wallace P. Dav gave an organ recital March 24th 
at Grace church. The church was promptly filled with 
an audience composed largely of those who have learned 
during Mr. Day's twelve \ears residence in Jacksonville, 
what true organ playing is. He has been an important 
factor in this city in cultivating a taste for pure organ mu- 
sic, and through him his audiences have become acquaint- 
ed with organ music in its best st\ le. 

Miss Kreider assisted in the program, supplying two 
vocal numbers, and it is certain that she pleased all who 
love soulful artistic music. In the selection. "Summer, 
Summer." from "The Swan and the Sk\larl<."' b\' Goring 
Thomas, slie made a profound impression. 

"Do \ou not recall 
How the words fitted the melodv — 
A carol joxous as it spread its wings 
And falling into minors at its close?" 

Mr. Da\ 's interpretations at the organ are alwa\s 
eminently satisfactory, while the certainty of his tech- 
nique, the ease and naturalness of his registration, and 
his sometimes brilliant and always wholesome playing. 
make you forget the man and the mechanism, and simpl\- 
enjoy the music, unless perchance you are arrested by his 
masterful pedaling, as here in the Marche Funebre. His 
plaving not only conducts one to a higher plane of musical 
perception, it convinces one that "good music has a logic 
of its own: none more severe, and sureK- none more fas- 
cinating, for it leads, it charms into the "Infinite." 

The program appears below. It is difficult to criticize 
one in every respect so excellent. The repose and warmth 
that breathed in the charming selection "At Evening." bv 
Buck, might better than words serve to express the rest 
and inspiration the audience felt when the recital was 
over. Of the several numbers the favorite seemed to be 
the melodious Fantasie. the festive Nuptial March, the 
worshipful Ave Maria and Marche Funebre et Chant Ser- 
aphique, although the large audience sat as if enrapport 
during every selection. 


Fantasie in C Tours 

AIR — "O. Had I Jubal's Lyre," from "Joshua". ..Handel 

Nuptial March Guilmant 

Ave Maria Schubert 

Marche Funebre et Chant Seraphique Guilmant 

At Evening: Buck 

A Russian Romance Hoffman 

Andante in F Calkin 

SOl.O - "Summer. Summer" .Goring Thomas 

From the Swan and the Skylark. 
Offertoire in G Wel\- 

Ever since last, Thursday noon when the Senior class 
came into the chapel in Oxford caps and gowns. I have 
realized that my da\s at De Pauw are numbered. 

I knew something of the spirit of De Pauw before I 
came to Greencastle. but I could not then realize what it 
was going to mean to me. 1 might tell you about the 
libraries, laboratories, seminariums and the lecture sys- 
tem, but these are verv similar to those of other universi- 
ties of the same rank. But what distinguishes De Pauw 
from many other schools is the delightful social relation 
which exists between professors and students. The pro- 
fessors take an interest in the students, whicli is quite re- 
markable, considering the size of the school. 

In the German. Latin and French departments the 
classes are organized into social clubs tor the purpose of 
becoming better acquainted and of pursuing a kind of 
work which is not practicable in the class room. 

The Lesing Verein. to which 1 belong, meets ever\- 
two v\eeks at the home of the professor or one of the mem- 
bers of the class. During the meeting German, and onl\- 
German, mav be spoken. English is quite an expensive 
luxur\'. One cent a word is the price, the proceeds to go 
to a feast at the end of the term. The evening is usually 
spent in a business session, literary programs, and Gesell- 
schaftspiele. At the close of last term an open meeting 
was held, to which the other German students were in- 
\ited. At this time ".V\eisterschaft" was plaved. Fre- 
queiitK the members write the pla\s which are given. 
,nnd in these there is usuall\- the peculiar ciiarm of local 
scenes and witticisms. 

.As to general government of the University, the stu- 
dents are left wholly on their honor. There are no dormi- 
tories for the young men. Woman's Hall accommodates 
about twenty-five young ladies. Of course there must be 
some restriction to retain harmony in so large a family; so 
at the opening of the school year the girls meet in a con- 
ference with Mrs. Mansfield, who has charge of the hall, 
and together they make the regulations. In the chapter 
houses of the Fraternities, the system is very similar. In 
m\ Fraternity Home we have ten girls. Our chaperone 
is a very cliarming lady who does all she can to make it 
attractive for us. All the students board at clubs. usualK- 
in private homes. Tliere is a large club conducted in 
Woman's Hall and another in Florence Hall, but no one 
is required to board at these. 

There are some things that 1 would have liked to 
know before I came here to school. The same question 
ma\' have occurred to others. The expense is ver\' mod- 
erate. The tuition is $%.(l(l a year. Laboratory fees in- 
crease this somewhat. 

(ireencastle is a town of five thousand people, and 
consequently the expense of living does not equal the cost 
in large cities. Good board can be obtained at from two 
and one-half to three dollars a week, and rooms average 


about twelve dollars a term. The expense of social life 
varies so much according to the individual that 1 cannot 
give satisfactory figures. 

Graduates of De Pauw have no trouble in obtaining 
positions. Taking for example the class of '97. which 
numbered seventy people, each member who wished to 
teach has a position to-day, with the exception of two 
people, and these had good positions but had to resign 
them on account of ill health. Our record in oratory- 
speaks for itself, in the last fifteen years we have won 
the state contest eleven times and have carried off the In- 
ter-State five times. Every De Pauw student is proud to 
claim Miss Jean Wilson, now Mrs. Penfield.of New York, 
who won the Inter-State in '92. She is the onlv woman 
who has ever gained this honor. 

It has been said, and sometimes not without ground, 
that the best place to lose one's religion is in College. 
The Young Mens' and Young Woman's Association are 
forces which are everywhere at work. They send repre- 
sentatives to meet the new students as they arrive. They 
help them in matriculating, in finding pleasant rooms and 
in a dozen ways. The spiritual life among the members 
is something which I had never seen among any young 
people. I would feel well repaid for having come here if 
for nothing but the uplifting influence the lives of some of 
these girls has had upon me. 

When I speak of my love for De Pauw, I would not 
weaken the ties which bind me to Illinois Female College. 
The Faculty here has known of your grade of work, and 
on that account has shown me every possible courtesy in 
the acceptance of credits. Every student of Illinois Fe- 
male College has a right to be proud of her school. May 
th: noble record of the College inspire every alumna to 
be worthv of the blue and gold. 

Bertha Reed, 

March 13. 1898. Greencastle. Indiana. 

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The Juniors. 

The class of '97 greatly appreciated the reception 
given in its honor by the Senior class March 26. 

The Juniors gladly welcome Miss Norma Gilchrist as 
a member of their class, deeming her a worthy addition. 

The Juniors have adopted a class song written by 
Miss Henion to the quaint old tune of "Auld Lang Syne." 
thus signifying not the antiquity of the class but the 
strength thereof. 

Y Giinr Vu e?iiyn y byd." (Truth against the world) 
was recently adopted as the motto of our class. 

Miss Blanche Williams spent Sunday and Monday of 
last week at her home in Pittsfield. 

The basket ball teams were reorganized recently of 
which two juniors were elected captains — Misses Lewis 
and Williams. 


niss Katherine Keating Appears Before a Large Au= 

dience at Illinois Female College on the 

Evening of March 4th. 

The chapel of the Female College was crowded, the 
occasion being the graduating recital of Miss Katherine 
1. Keating, who has completed the course in piano study 
required by the College of Music. 

Miss Keating gave a fine program of a most varied 
character, and one well adapted to show the versatility of 
her musical skill. The first number, a movement from 
Beethoven, was given in the serious "classic'' st\ie de- 
manded by that number. Following that she pla\ed the 
difficult etude in C major, by Rubinstein, in the brilliant 
st> le that showed she is no stranger to modern difficulties. 

The most difficult number was the great Polonaise in 
A flat bv Chopin. This number was given in a magnifi- 
cent style, the difficulties seeming to disappear under the 
well-trained fingers of the young performer, the great oc- 
tave passage being given with a vigor and precision that 
would have done credit to a much older performer. The 
group of three pieces was very enjoyable, Leschetezky's 
'■The Two Larks" being given with charming "rubato" 
effects, and the Liszt arrangement of the Schubert song 
was plaved with a dreamv, tender expression demanded 
b\ the music. 

The program closed with a brilliant performance of 
Mendelssohn's Rondo in E flat, the orchestra part being 
performed on a second piano by Professor Dav. 

The audience was very enthusiastic. Miss Keating be- 
ing recalled three different times. Taken altogether it 
was one of the best graduating recitals given in the histo- 
rv of the College, which is saying a great deal when one 
considers the advanced quality of their programs, which 
would do credit to professional and experienced musi- 

The program of instrumental numbers was pleasantly- 
varied bv vocal solos, the first being a selection from Gou- 
nod, "Le parlate d'mor," from Faust. This was sung by 
Miss Grace Whorton. who called forth great applause by 
her svmpathetic rendering of the beautiful song. The 
next vocal number was by Miss May Kendall, who sang 
Mattel's "Si e ver" charmingly. This number was also 
well received bv the thoroughly pleased audien.-'e. 

The last of the vocal numbers was a trio of songs by 
Miss Jessica Arenz, whose voice is so well and favorably 
known by Jacksonville audiences. Her selections were 
"A Persian Serenade" and "Sweet and Low," Irom Har- 
dee, and "'Twas in the Charming Month of May." The 
qualitv of the vocal numbers was such as to show that 
voice culture rs not neglected, even though the course in 
piano music graduates such musicians as Miss Keating. 

CoLLEOE Greetings. 

What Women Are Doing Politically. 


About the vear ISIS Governor Clinton invited Mrs. 
Emma Willard to remove her boarding school from Mid- 
dleburv, Vermont, to New York. The Governor recom- 
mended her plan for scliools in his message to the 
legislature. Tlie result was the passage of an ap- 
propriation bill for the benefit of her school and 
other academies that were for the education of girls. 
This is believed to be the first law ever passed by any leg- 
islature with the direct object of improving female educa- 

Since that time church and state have vied with each 
other in providing educational advantages for the girls, as 
well as the bovs of the nation. The logical result is, the 
mental emancipation of women, and with this emancipa- 
tion came her advancement in the occupations, professions 
and philanthropies of life. 

That American women should ask for the ballot was 
but a natural consequence of her studies of the fundamen- 
tal laws of her country. A convention tor this purpose 
was called at Seneca Falls. New York, in 1848. and a 
national organization was effected. ()nl\ a handtui of 
women composed this convention; but it dared call itself 
national, and ask for the enactment into law of a principle 
then unknown in government. This association has quite 
recently celebrated its fiftieth anniversary in the citv of 
Washington, with hundreds of delegates, crowded houses, 
social functions, and over all. the paeans of victorv. 

Mrs. Potter Palmer has truly said, that "The great 
discoverv of the nineteenth century is the discovery of 
women by the national government." The things that 
we shall relate in this paper are evidences of this discov- 

The recent presidential campaign was remarkable for 
the prominent part taken by women. All parties had 
women either as delegates or alternates to national nomi- 
nating conventions. All parties had women as campaign 
speakers, and marching clubs of women was not an un- 
usual feature of political parades. Women voted in three 
states, and Woman Suffrage campaigns were conducted 
in two states. Her presence as a political factor is becom- 
ing familiar to the American people. If the suffrage had 
been her right in this last campaign, the conservatism of 
the most conservative would have vanished as mist before 
the morning sun. Conservatism is formidable onlv in off 
years. Equal suffrage is fast changing from a theorv to 
an established condition. Already four states, a great 
empire in the growing west, and New Zealand, and South 
Australia, equally great in the southern continent, have 
secured it in their laws. Opposition has broken down 
before its practical workings. Talmage says of its suc- 
cess in New Zealand. "Instead of the ballot box degrad- 
ing woman, woman is here elevating the ballot boN." 

When the national congress was considering the 
statehood of Wyoming, word was sent to the territorial 
legislature, to drop woman suffrage from its constitution, 
and there would be no opposition to its admission into the 
union. As quick as the message could return came the 
reply. ""Unless we can come in with our women, we will 
stay out of the Union forever." Later the legislature of 
this new state issued an address to the governments of 
the world recommending and advising that the elective 
franchise be conferred upon women, basiiig their recom- 
mendation upon its trial for twenty years in the territory. 

When tile vials of v/rath were being poured out upon 
the heads of the women of Colorado in the winter of '96-7, 
the citizens of that commonwealth published a statement 
from which we quote, "Because false rumors are in circu- 
lation in other states, concerning the results of equal suf- 
frage in Colorado, and friends of the cause desire to pre- 
sent a truthful statement of facts. We, citizens of the 
state of Colorado, desire, as lovers of truth and justice, to 
give our testimony to the value of equal suffrage. We 
believe that the greatest good of the home, the state and 
the nation is advanced through the operation of equal suf- 
frage. The evils predicted have not come to pass. The 
benefits claimed for it have been secured, or are in process 
of development. 

""A ver\' large proportion of Colorado women have con- 
scientiously accepted their responsibility as citizens. The 
vote of good women, like that of good men, is involved in 
the evils resulting from the abuse of our present political 
svstem. But the-voteof women is noticeably more con- 
scientious than that of men, and will be an important fac- 
tor in bringing about a better order." 

The above was signed bv Governor Adams, Ex- 
Governors Mclntire. Evans and Ruett, Senators Teller and 
Walcott. all the members of congress, the chief justice of 
the supreme court and his associates, and hundreds of 
prominent men in the different walks of life. 

John Temple (iraves. in his lecture. ""The New Wo- 
man and the Old." delivered last summer at the New- 
York Chautauqua, speaking concerning the ballot, chal- 
lenged anv one to answer the arguments of reason, justice 
and natural law, which sustain her claim. He says. "It 
will not do to answer that woman may safely trust her all 
to the watchful and chivalrous care of man." '"Let the 
unjust and unequal laws of all nations answer." "We 
need two eyes for a correct perspective, and so in the com- 
pletion of human laws." "We need the vision ot wo- 
man and of man in order to reach the great equities of 
life." Could testimony be stronger? 

B\- common consent, the high tide of woman's politi- 
cal progress is marked by her enfranchisement, but there 
are a great many lesser and individual achievements which 
all go to prove that the walls of prejudice are breaking 
down. These that we shall mention are of recent date. 
The lirst political convention e\er called by women was 



the one cailed by the Woman's Civic Federation of Den- 
ver. An Illinois woman, Miss Estella Reel, is the efficient 
superintendent of schools of the state of Wyoming. Mrs. 
Rebecca Brown Mitchell, another Illinois woman, has 
served as chaplain in the Idaho legislature for two ses- 
sions. Women are members of the legislatures in Colorado 
and Utah. A woman has been elected State's Attorney 
of a county in Nebraska. The supreme court of Missouri 
has declared women eligible to all offices created by legis- 
lative enactment. Emma Sickels has been decorated by 
the French Society of Saviors for her bravery in the In- 
dian troubles under Chief Little Wound. Women came 
out ahead in the recent e.xamination for librarv catalo- 
guer and clerk for the agricultural department at Wash- 
ington. Miss Stahlnecker distanced all competitors in the 
civil service e.xamination as translator in the war depart- 
ment. The record of these achievements might be con- 
tinued adinfinitum. but we forbear, believing that the 
evidence is sufficient to prove to the most skeptical that 
the door of the political world is open to our alumnae. 


College Pranks and Escapades. 

DB W H. DeMOTTE, President op the College 1868-75. 
. Some surprise was manifested when 1 visited th^ Col- 
lege last spring at my denial of stories of certain pranks 
which tradition averred had been played during mv term 
as president. And I make no question the present worthy 
incumbent will, in his turn, have occasion, if he lives and 
is truthful, to deny, as I then did, the attempts of gossips 
to fasten the fossil carcasses of the same stale fictions to 
his fair name and reputation. 

As to original truthfulness of the matters in question, 
no one can pronounce positive judgment, as their currency 
can be traced far back beyond the experience of the oldest 
inhabitant— even beyond the era of reliable historv. In 
most cases, however, the very face of the story is against 
credence. They are "too good to be true"— "too cute to 
be real." They all bear the marks of creations of the 
youthful imagination so ripe among students. But in re- 
gard to localities and dates of occurrence, there are manv 
living who were Pars (juoniiii. and can speak with posi- 
tive assurance. 

Take, for example, the drawing up of the president 
by means of the fuel-lift, and the dropping him at the 
sight of his bald head; while one point makes such an 
occurrence possible during Dr. Adam's term, others — his 
weight, the effect of a drop of twenty or thirty feet, his 
wisdom and dignity, make the story utterly incredible. 
Leaving out all else, my lull suit of hair relieves me of 
the possibility that it occurred during my administration. 
But back of all is the well known fact that the same story 
has been told by monks and students from the middle 
ages on down, colored and located to suit the wish of the 
stor\ -teller. 

And yet, just as 1 was leaving the College and Dr. 
Short was going into the presidenc\'. a woman of con- 
siderable intelligence — the wife of a member of the con- 
ference, wrote a couple of columns for the Central .iJ- 
vocate, galvanizing the fossil incident into a kind ot life, 
and locating and dating it so that most, if not all readers 
would recognize Illinois Female College as the place of its 
occurrence. And I presume it added its intended savor to 
my reputation, and was an item in the way of mv succes- 
sor. I thought then, and I have found no reason since to 
change my opinion, that it was done to prejudice the 
public minds against exclusively female schools, and in 
favor of the more "liberal and enlightened" policv of 
mixed schools, of which our church then had, and still 
has, two very excellent institutions within the scope of our 

That other story about the boys taking the president's 
carriage out into the country, and as they were about to 
abandon it finding that worthy dignitary quietlv seated 
within it, and hearing him say, "Boys, one good turn de- 
serves another, you've bro't me out, please take me back." 
This I first heard while in College from a Tennessee' bov 
who located it at Knoxville, but since I have heard of its 
occurrence in several localities. My honest opinion is that 
it never occurred anywhere. 

Then the "food riots;" how they have raged I Pos- 
sibly there have been complaints of food— its insufficiency 
or quality in many places, but that they should take con- 
stantly the same shape — be so identical, is certainlv scarce- 
ly possible. And the flirtings from the windows— in a 
word all the possible acts of indiscretion which girls would 
be likely to commit have been so grossly exaggerated, that 
it is strange they have not produced a universal and com- 
plete disbelief, so putting a stop to their circulation. Thev 
have with me so absolutely that whenever one begins, 
"while 1 was at College" — I am readv to sav. "vou are 
about to tell your storv to a confirmed skeptic, go on if 
\ou like such an auditor." 

What is the philosphy of the phenomena? Are these 
stories told with a purpose to communicate valuable infor- 
mation, or to give warning or instruction to those who 
will be profited by it.' I have never thought so. Is the 
intention to compliment the actors as models of propriety 
and culture? Certainly not. Do such gossips expect to 
add to the good name and prosperity of the school? No 
one can think so. On the contrary. I have noticed in 
more than one case, a disposition on the part of the nar- 
rator to lower the standard of true delicacv and truthful- 
ness among students, slander teachers in their careful and 
judicious efforts at discipline, and injure the good name of 
the institution where they choose to locate the occurrence. 
And yet, serious as these charges are, I have never seen a 
case where there existed the shadow of a reason or even 
pretext to justify the practice. 

Admitting that "Boarding Schools" are not just what 
the\ are advertised to be. or should be. and admitting that 




some students are not always just as discreet and respect- 
ful as thev ought to be. the thoughtful must see the 
the improbability of these stories. And. even if now 
and then things occur which give slight color to 
such, it is safer and better to suppress and conceal. 
Of course, the great majority give little credence to Col- 
lege gossip, let this go to the few who sometimes do. 

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Hiss Grace Benedict Gillmore and Miss Grace Ade= 

laide Wood Gave a Fine Program at the 

College of Music. 

A large audience which completelv filled the College 
chapel and library assembled on .April 1st to hear the 
graduating concert of the two young ladies named above. 
These recitals seem to grow in public interest and de- 
servedly so, representing, as they do, the results of the 
best and most modern methods of teaching. The pro- 
gram was a great one in every respect and in artistic 
make-up, difficulty and excellence of performance was 
worthy of any artists now before the public. 

The program opened with a performance of the Schu- 
mann A minor concerto by iVliss Gillmore. This is an 
immensely difficult composition written by the composer 
whose name may well be placed at the head of the roman- 
tic school. In her rendition of this number Miss Gillmore 
proved herself to be already a consummate artist. The 
first movement was given in a broad scholarly wav, the 
themes well contrasted, the strong intellectual character of 
this part of the work being well brought out. In direct 
contrast the dreamy intermezzo was given v/ith most 
poetic feeling, leading up to the finale which was given 
with a brilliancy and dash that made a most effectual close 
to this wonderfully fine performance. This number, and 
indeed the whole program was given entirely from mem- 
orv. which fact is especially praiseworth\'. 

Miss Wood is a great favorite with Jacksonville 
audiences and justly so. as her voice has that qual- 
ity in it that always reaches the hearts of her aud- 
itors. Her principal number was the Aria, Roberts' 
tu che adore, from Meyerbeer's Robert le Diable. 
This number requires a sweet, round quality of tone, 
together with a fervid dramatic quality, in the pro- 
duction of which Miss V/ood succeeded admirablv. Her 
interpretation of the Aria was wholly successful, and was 
followed by a storm of applause that testified to the great 
enjoyment that the number afforded the listeners. 

The rest of the program was made up of numbers 
that showed a great diversity of style, in all of which the 
concert givers were equally at home. Special mention 
must be made of the clean, rapid finger work of Miss Gill- 
more in the charming little Ni.xenlied of Kirchner. and 
the rapid scale work in the Chopin G flat impromptu. 

Miss Woods' rendition of the Aria from the Whitsun- 
tide cantata of Bach, was a beautiful example of "soulful 
expression," and the songs were all gems and charminglv 
given. The whole concert was certainly as fine as has 
ever been given in Jacksonville, either bv amateurs or 
professionals. Following is the 


Concerto in A Minor Schumann 

Allegro affettuoso- Intermezzo — Allegro vivace. 

Aria— Roberto, o tu che adore Meyerbeer 

Adagio, from "Pathetique'' Beethoven 

Barcarolle Rubinstein 

Nixenlied Kirchner 

Songs — a L'amour Godard 

fi Du bist wie eine Blume.'. Liszt 

(- Suleika Mendelssohn 

Ricordate Gottschalk 

Minuet T Antique Seeboeck 

Impromptu in G flat Chopin 

Aria — My Heart Ever Faithful Bach 

Cachouca Caprice Raff 

Songs— « Laddie Niedlinger 

/' Love Me, Sweet, with all Thou Art. .M.V.White 

r Thy Beaming Eyes McDowell 

t^ The Night has a Thousand Eyes Bischoff 

(• An Open Secret Woodman 

After Miss Giilmore's last regular number on the pro- 
gram, the audience enthusiastically recalled her, and a re- 
appearance on Miss Woods' part was also demanded. 

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College Song. 




Bright College girls are we. 
Of the dear old 1. F. C, 

Faithful and true. 
And here's three loving cheers 
For a life of fifty years; 
For thee we have no fears — 

Yellow and blue. 

Let songs of praise arise. 
For all the sacrifice. 

Wrought in thy walls. 
Our hearts their homage bring 
I heir love and gladness sing. 
We'll let our voices rmg 

IJiroughout thy halls. 

Our dear old 1. F. C 
Long life and health to thee, 

Our pledge sincere. 
Long may thy fame resound. 
May we be loyal found. 
To thee our hearts be bound. 

Our College dear. 

College Greetings. 


Vol. I. 

Jacksonville, III., June, 1898. 

No. 8 

^ College Greetings* ^ 

Published Monthly (luring the College Year by the Alumnae 
and Students of The Illinois Female College. 

JOSEPH R. HARKER - - - General Manager 

MARY ALICE HUNTLEY, '%. / . Associate Editors 

CLARA MAE KENYON, '98, S Associate tailors 

MRS. E. C LAMBERT, -73, ( . Associate Alumna? Editors 
DELLA DIMMITT, '86, \ Associate Alumna? touois 



Alumnae, Faculty and Students are invited to contribute 
articles, personals and items- 
All communications must be accompanied by the writer's 
name, as well as the signature which she intends to have ap- 

All cDinniunications should be addressed to 


ille. III. 

Close of the Fifty-first Year. 

The wheel of thne has made another revolution, anj 
the College has another year of history. It has been one 
of great prosperity, with a large attendance of students, 
and a spirit of earnest work and good feeling. Improve- 
ments have been made, and additions to equipment and 
furnishing, to the e.xtent of more than two thousand dol- 
lars. The alumns have contributed several hundred dol- 
lars to the Improvement Fund, the library has been re- 
membered in gifts of books, and several beautilul and 
valuable pictures have been presented for reception room 
and chapel. The friends of the College are more numer- 
ous than ever before, and they are helping in many differ- 
ent ways. Enquiiies for rooms are more frequent than in 
previous years, and the outlook for ne.xt year is ver\ 
promising. Our thanks are hereby tendered to all who 
are thus showing interest in the school. We have onlv 
one aim— to make the College as good a school for young 
women as can be found in the "whole country. Any one 
who sends a student here maybe assured that everything 
possible will be done for her advancement. We enrolled 
the past year over two hundred students. Let us all 
work together to reach two hundred and fifty the coming 

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Glee Club Concert. 

The College Glee Club, which has enjoyed the ben- 
efit of Miss Kreider's training for the past year, gave its 
first concert in the College chapel on the evening of Mav 
9th. The program was made up of part songs, trios, quar- 
tettes, and "Zwei Tiroler Alpenlieder," by "Fraulein 
Kreider," whose talent is so versatile as to enable her to 

stand, baton in hand, and conduct her chorus through 
numbers of no small difficulty, then a few minutes later 
appear in a charming Swiss costume, and sing with beau- 
tiful effect the two songs on the program, and in response 
to a most rousing encore, give a rollicking Swiss "Yodle" 
song, and close the entertainment with the production of 
a miniature Chinese opera in one act. 
This little episode in the life of the 

"Lovely Li Tsin, 

Her father a high Mandarin," 

was told in most melodious strains by a bevy of Chinese 
fair maidens clad in gorgeous colored costumes, long 
dresses and short waists, enormous bows behind, beauti- 
ful knobs on each side of the head, oblique eyebrows and 
the most beautiful pink cheeks ever seen. (Alas! they 
were not to be found anywhere ne.xt morning). After a 
little gossip the charming bride enters, accompanied by 
the stalwart and manly bridegroom, 

■'Kang Fong, whose eyes are sparkling waters, 

Whose moustache is long and so thin." 
After a little matronly admonition from the lovelx- Li Tsin 
they all retire with many a soft "good night," leaving 
many vain regrets in the hearts of many of the audience 
tiiat they were not born heirs to large estates in the Flow- 
►■ry Kingdom. 

The greatest credit is due Miss Kreider who was inde- 
l.itigable in carrying out her plans to make the concert the 
success that it was. 

After Miss Kreider's solos and the "Li Tsin" perform- 
ance, which had to be repeated, the numbers by the club 
seemed to find most favor with the audience. The voung 
ladies presented a fine appearance in their natty costumes 
ijf black skirts, white waists with black ties, and student 
mortar boards. Here the benefit of their drill was plainly 
apparent, their fresh voices coming out with ringing effect 
and with a purity of intonation and a clean enunciation 
that told plainly of the character of the work of prepara- 

The quartettes and trios were sung unaccompanied, 
and the two society songs added interest to the program. 
If the Glee Club concert could be made an annual occa- 
sion it would certainly be one of the most interesting of 
the yearly entertainments to look forward to. 

We append the 


Chorus — Estudiantina Glee Club 

Trios — a Black-Eyed Susan. /> Tom Bowling. 

Misses Okey, Welden and Arenz 

Chorus— Chanticleer and the Fo.x Glee Club 

Phi Nu Song Phi Nu Quartette 


CoLLEOE Greetings. 

Zwei Tiroler Alpenlieder Fraulein Kreider 

Quartettes— rt Tliere lived a Lady, Lung Ago. /' Three 
in Hand, c She was but Seven. 

Misses OI<ey. Welden, Henion and Arenz 

Chorus— Near Old Key West Giee Club 

Trios — a Jack o' Hazeldean. /> A Highland Lad. 

Misses Barl<ley. Rottger and Henion 

Belles Lettres Song Belles Lettres Quartette 

Chinese Song — Li Tsin Misses Okey, Barkley, Ken- 
dall, Welden. Arenz and Henion. 
Members of Glee Club— Misses Okey, Barkley, Ken- 
dall, Ewing, Waggoner, Rottger, Whorton, McFadden, 
Henion, Welden, Wood, Thompson, Arenz, Tunison and 
Henion. Accompanist -Miss Gillman. 

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The Class of '74. 

The fourteen girls in the class of '74 went out from 
their alma mater with bright hopes and buo\ant spirits. 
The lessons they found awaiting them were more difticult 
to learn, for they had entered the "World's University," 
where the curriculum is left to the individual to lay out, 
and life's work seemed less clear and definite. 

President DeMotte and teachers wisely set before us 
the Christ life which strengthened character and purpose, 
and made us determined to strive for the best. 

We have not occupied high places, hut have been 
content, for the most part, as home keepers. 

It has been a pleasure, as secretary of the class, to 
learn the addresses of all save one, that of Mrs. Libbie 
Harmon Deardoff, whose residence is somewhere in Cali- 

Three of our number have been called from earth — 
Mrs. Helen Smith Lyon, Annie Masters Rankin, and Eliz- 
abeth Youle Gibson, all of whom were christians. The 
latter was beautifully spoken of in one of the Colorado 
papers as an effective christian worker, especially in the 
W. C. T. U. 

Recently the silence of Mrs. Mary Bass Burd was bro- 
ken, and a letter came telling of her happy home in Arm- 
strong, HI., and of her interest in all good works. She 
still cherishes a love for the College. 

Mrs. Clara Wood Reid has been engaged in training 
a class of seven sons and daughters. We announce with 
pride three of her sons graduate in June from Illinois Col- 
lege and Whipple Academy. 

Samantha White Watson remembered the College by 
a generous contribution to the Endowment Fund, and by 
sending her two daughters there to school. 

Hattie Gillett Cole is a shining light in a literarv club 
in the far w^st. 

One enthusiastic member of the class instituted a 
"circular" letter; that is, she wrote a letter to one of the 
class requesting recipient to write a letter and forward 
both to another member, until each had received and 
written a letter; personal letters being returned after com- 

pleting class circle. We hope this will be an incentive to 
others in the alumna-, as it will, we believe, help to keep 
up interest in the College and class. 

The class of '74 passed through four eventful years; 
for twice fire swept away the main building. But with a 
brave and dauntless president, we lost but little time from 
lessons, for we were given the basement of Centenary 
church for recitations, and soon our College home was re- 
stored more beautiful and better equipped than before. 

The Phi Nu society boasted of a paper — the "Phi Nu 
Gem" — which was not published, hut was read in open 
meetings. One of the contributions was an account of 
the fire in verse, which may be given in some future num- 
ber of the G/riliiigs. 

Mrs. Mary Turley Oakes. 
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Appreciates the "Greetings." 

Dear Greetings : 

I, for one, do not wish the College Greetings discon- 

Recently I received a letter from Mrs. Rachel Seegar 
Wycoff, '66. Her address is 1910 East Madison street, 
Baltimore, Md. 

She writes that her daughter, Delia S. M. Wycoff,'S9, 
left I. F. C. after a year of hard study and entered Welles- 
ley. She was the first student from I. F. C. to enter that 
college. She left there very much impaired in health and 
sought her parental home, then in Petoskev, Mich. She 
revived some in that lovelx- region. From there they 
went to Florida, where the ocean baths and outdoor life 
helped her to gain strength. They spent their summers 
in the country and at Virginia Beacli. 

After spending the summer of '95 in the Alleghany 
mountains and at Mineral Springs, she entered Johns Hop- 
kins Medical School in the fall, and expects to graduate 
in June, '99. Airs. Wycoff feels very much interested in 
the medical work. It is a very strict and severe course; 
the exactions are all day long, till 6 P. M.; unlearned les- 
sons finished before retiring, no matter how tired: the stu- 
dent must try and rally strength until complete master 
of her task. Appointments for Saturday. The patients 
are visited on Sunday. 

Not seeing any notice of tiie death of Mrs. Julia E. 
Grant Gibbons, '78, I heard from her sister that Julia had 
been dead several years. 

MRS. M. L. Jumper. 

Sinclair, 111. 

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Life in the Army Post. 

Dear Co/iege Greetings : 

I willingly comply with your request for some expe- 
riences of life in the army Post. 

When as a school girl at the College i heard of the 

College Greetings. 

qi'adrenni.-il moves of Methodist ministers 1 little thoutrht 
that mv housekeepint; da\ s wjuld be spent under condi- 
tions even more nomadic. A move everv four years 
would seem a very slight inconvenience to me now. for 
in my first few years of army life I had shifted mv pena- 
tes just ten times. In the army the change of station usu- 
ally occurs every three years, but the move from station to 
station is a very small part of our total moving. The hon- 
ors at military posts are held by seniority, and after we 
become comfortably settled it is time to consider the pos- 
sible arrival of an officer with just enough rank to relet 
your house and start you again on your travels. 

Sometimes when an officer of high rank comes to a 
station his choice of quarters has an effect something like 
pushing over the first of a line of dominoes that have been 
carefully placed on end within reach of each other. The 
first domino knocks down the next one, and so on down 
the line. But as my knowledge of military customs was 
rather limited when I entered the service I did not realize 
the importance of selecting a domino of high rank. I 
have therefore generally been found at the wrong end of 
the line in the position of the one domino that didn't have 
the satisfaction of pushing over an&ther one in falling. 

But I do not want to give the impression that army 
life is not a pleasant one. It is delightful, and one soon 
grows accustomed to being "ranked out," and realizes 
that after all rank itself comes little by little as the da\s 

go bv. Maude Laning palmer, '88. 

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Alumns Notes. 

'62. Mrs. Rhoda Tom-lin Capps, who has been so seri- 
ously ill for some weeks past, is now convalescing, to the 
great joy of her family and of her hosts of friends. 

'68. Mrs. Joanna Sarchett, of Butte City, Montana, is 
making a prolonged visit with her parents. Mr. and Mrs. 
James Lurton, of this city. Mr. Lurton has been in fail- 
tng health tor some months past. 

'69. Miss Mercy Jackson, who has for several vears 
past made her home with her brother in Flora, III., has 
returned to Jacksonville to reside. 

'80. Mrs. Nellie Mathers Luce, of Davenport, Wash., 
after several years of absence, is again in Jacksonville, 
visiting her mother, Mrs. John Mathers. 
\/83. We have learned with regret of the illness and 
death of Mrs. Stickle, mother of Mrs. Ella Stickle Crane. 
She has of late made her home with Dr. and Mrs. Crane, 
and will be greatly missed from their fireside. Dr. Crane 
has recently been asked to accept a Washington Cit\' pul- 
pit, but will remain in Chicago. He will deliver an ad- 
dress to our graduating class on Tuesday, May 31. 

'91. The marriage of Miss Eleanor Pitner and Mr. 
Merle McFarland, was most beautifully solemnized at 
Grace church, on the morning of May 4th. Dr. T. J. Mc- 
Farland. of Brooklyn. N. Y., pronounced the impressive 

service which united his son to one of 1. P. C.'s fairest 
daughters. Miss Catherine Cole, of the College facult\'. 
was maid of honor to the bride, and Miss Layman, class 
of '9+. was another of the attendants. The wedding was 
characterized by the sweetness and simplicity appropriate 
to a May morning. The decorations were pink and white 
apple blossoms, white lilacs and valley lilies. After a 
wedding breakfast at Dr. and Mrs. T. J. Pitner's. Mr. and 
Mrs. McFarland left the city for their new home in Yell- 
ville. Ark., attended b\- the best wishes of a host of 

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Miss Clara Grace Knollenberg and Miss Mabel Okey 

Give a Beautiful Program at the 

College of Music. 

Promptly at 8 o'clock on the evening of April 20, Miss 
Clara Knollenberg appeared on the platform to begin the 
third of the series of recitals given this season bv the 
graduates of this school. Interesting and brilliant as the 
previous programs have been, this one was fullv up to 
the high standard set by the work of the other graduates. 
From her playing last evening Miss Knollenberg demon- 
strated the fact that her favorite style is of music of the 
softer and delicately refined order although her strong and 
masterful performance of the brilliant Chopin Scherzo in 
B flat minor, proved her consummate ability in that style 
of music. Of the next group of piano numbers, the re- 
markably interesting variations of the simple theme of the 
Handel Passacaglia, was a fine example of the "classic" 
style of the old master, while the Rheinberger "Chase" 
formed an admirable contrast to it. The greatest test and 
proof of ability was the beautiful and clean performance of 
the Beethoven Concerto, especially in the lovely melodies 
of the slov,' movement, which, with the second piano ac- 
companiment, proved to be a charming piece of ensemble 

Miss Okey has a light soprano voice of exceptionally 
clear and flute-like quality, and her selections were well 
calculated to show her abilities to the best advantage. 
Tender and persuasive was the beautiful melody from the 
"Messiah," while tne group of songs following was given 
each with its own charming effect. Schubert's "Hark, 
Hark, the Lark," was given a repetition after a most de- 
cided recall on the part of the audience. A second group 
of modern songs proved to be a most lovely series of tone- 
poems exquisitely sung, while the Polonaise from Mignon, 
with its rapid staccata passages, was artistically performed 
and made a brilliant close to the evening's program. Both 
young ladies were twice recalled by the enthusiastic au- 
dience. Following is the 

Scherzo in B flat minor Chopin 



Recitation and air from Messiali Handel 

"Then shall the eyes of the blind be opened'' 
"He shall feed his tlock." 

Sonata, Op. 1 , No. 1 Beethoven 

Passacaglia Handel 

The Chase Rheinberger 

Songs — a Vos vieux D'Hardelot 

b Mondnacht Schumann 

i Serenade Schubert 

d Hark, Hark, the Lark Schubert 

Etude Melodique in A Raff 

Etude Melodique in A flat Raff 

Marche de Nuit Gotschalk 

Songs — a The Clover Blossoms Kiss Her Feet. .Armstrong 

b Love iVle if I Live Foote 

c Cradle Song Foote 

d The Warning Chad wick 

c When Love is Gone Parsons 

/Spring Song Hawley 

Concerto in C major. Op. 15 Beethoven 

Allegi'o con brio--Largo — Rondo. 
Recit. and polonaise from "Mignon" Thomas 

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Misses Emma Everts and Hatie Welden Give Their 
Graduating Recital. 

The fourth and last of the series of graduating reci- 
tals by pupils of the College of Music was given in the 
College chapel on the evening of Tuesday, May 3, befo:e 
an audience that completely filled the room. The program 
presented was of a most varied character, ranging from 
music of the most classic order to the brilliant and showy 
piano compositions of Liszt, and the pleasing songs of the 
modern writers. First on the program was the stalwart 
and massive "Emperor" concerto of Beethoven, that favor- 
ite of so many artists, and one of the greatest composi- 
tions of the master. Miss Everts gave a truly artistic per- 
formance of this work. The first movement, with its stern 
unyielding rhvthms alternately with tender and e.xpressive 
melody, was given with true feeling and repose that spoke 
well for the performer's technical and intellectual acquire- 
ments, while the rondo was played with splendid dash 
and abandon. The adagio was beautifully played with a 
tender expression of fine musical feeling. Following the 
concerto was a group of modern pieces well contrasted in 
effect, showing the versatility of style of the performer. 
Very enjoyable indeed was the group of Chopin etudes, so 
difficult of performance, and so gracefully and brilliantly 
played. The last piano number was the well known 
Second Rhapsodie of Liszt, which has served so many 
players as an example of bravura performance and which 
certainly lost nothing at the hands of the young artist. 
Miss Fverts is to be congratulated on the result of her 
studi s, showing as she does such ample technical ability. 

together with a strong intellectual and musical foundation. 

To Miss Welden's singing must be conceded a large 
share of the evening's enjoyment. Her naturally sweet 
soprano voice has been carefully and systematically 
trained until it has developed into an organ of exception- 
ally pure and beautiful quality. 

The lively aria from Freischeutz, was a brilliant per- 
formance and served to show the young vocalist's ability 
for colorateur singing, but it was in the aria from Dudley 
B.uck's "Golden Legend" that Miss Welden was certain- 
ly at her best. The words and music of this beautiful 
prayer were given with most convincing power of expres- 
sion and warmth of tone-color, and showed the complete- 
ness of feeling for this style of music possessed by the 
singer. The groups of songs were beautifully sung, the 
last group having a particularly dainty and charming ef- 
fect. This program was also given from memory. 

The College of Music faculty certainly have reason to 
be proud of the series of graduates' recitals just completed. 
The programs have been made up of selections from a 
complete range of pianoforte and vocal literature, and the 
style and character of performances would hardly be ex- 
celled by any of the great schools east or west, and equaled 
by very few. Each piano pupil has played a complete 
piano concerto together with other concert numbers, while 
the vocal pupils have been required to sing a concert aria 
with groups of classic -and modern songs. This, with the 
usual course in harmony, history, theory and counterpoint, 
make the requirements for graduation unusuallv high, but 
the extra requirements are certainly justified by the fine 
results attained. Both voung ladies were several times 



Concerto in E tfat. Op. 73 Beethoven 

Allegro— Adagio -Rondo. 

Ariette Des Annchen (Freischeutz) Von Weber 

March in D flat Hollaender 

Air di Ballet Chaminade 

Scherzino from Op. 26 Schumann 

Songs — a La filatrice Donizetti 

b Du bist wie ein blume Rubinstein 

(■ Ouvre tes yeux bleus Massenet 

Waltz in D flat Chopin 

Etude in C sharp minor " 

Etude in A flat 

Etude inG flat " 

Air from the Golden Legend Dudley Buck 

My Redeemer and My Lord. 

Raphsodie Hongroise No. 2 Liszt 

Songs— 'i! And I ? Gaynor 

/) Spring Song 

c The Curl Niedlinger 

d Ecstacy , Beach 

f My Dream-Maker Woodman 

/Good Night! Good Night, Beloved Nevin 

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Volume I of the Greetinsrs closes with this issue. 


The Baccalaureate Services. 


Such has been the interest, in all College exercises the 
past year that it was deemed best to secure the opera 
house for all the commencement exercises, as no other 
place in the city is large enough to accomodate all who 
wish to attend. 

The baccalaureate services were held Sunday morn- 
ing. May 29th. The house was completely filled. Seats 
in the center were reserved for the school. The students 
marched by classes from the College, presenting a beautiful 
appearance, and the seniors were escorted to their places 
at the front by the juniors, who had donned cap and gown 
for the 'Occasion. Palms and flowers, arranged artistically, 
added to the beauty of the stage. Dr. W. K. McElfresh 
offered a prayer, and music was furnished by a chorus in 
addition to a beautiful solo by Miss Kreider. Rev. S. W. 
Thornton read the scripture lesson, and then Dr. R. G. 
Hobbs preached the sermon, which was a very forceful 
one. His text was: 

•'Be strong in the Lord and the power of His might." 
The young people of to-day stand amid great responsibili- 
ties. The advances in every way make life more serious- 
ly responsible than it was years ago. Just in the memory 
of the oldest citizen, great changes have been made which 
we do not fully realize until we stop and think. The Arab 
of the street realizes that this is an age of hustle; that to 
the swift is the race, and graduates from our colleges must 
feel, too, that they can not afford to stand still. Be careful 
of the tastes and inclinations which you are developing at 
this time, for they will affect the way of your whole life. 

Seek to be powerful in the things which will make 
God strong. There are various kinds of strength which 
you may acquire, and the first of these is material. Such 
power can well be defined by the word money. Monev is 
a good servant but a poor master. Keep it in working 
clothes. We all want money. The commercial spirit is 
abroad in the land. I believe it is more dominant to-day 
than it will be years hence. There will be a great change, 
but we must remember how things and people change; 
how judgments and opinions vary. 

The power that comes from brain is far bevond that of 
mere money. Education is not learning something, but be- 
coming something. Education should give you learning 
and confidence. If you doubt yourself, the world will 
doubt you too. There should be amoral purpose behind 
your intellectual development. A trained brain without 
a high purpose is a dangerous thing. The flight of time 
has wrought no more mighty changes than in the condi- 
tion of women. No place is too high or too good for wom- 
an, and she is proving herself capable to follow out all 
sorts of avocations and professions. The cast of sex is 
dying, and let it die forever. 

Brain power is not as great as heart power. The lat- 

ter has made heroes of many men. Get on the right side 
and filled with the proper spirit, and you have a man or 
woman who can accomplish much. God's power lies in 
purity and holiness. His strength is not in what He has, 
but what He is. Not material or brain power make men 
and women great, but a heart which is right and true in 
the sight of the Heavenly Father. Get your nature close 
to the divine nature, and you will feel an influence thrown 
over and about you. Get your heart right and excel in the 
might of God. 

At the close of the sermon. President Harker made the 


Young Ladies of the Graduating Class: — We greet 
you as Baccalaureae! As in the days of Grecian glory, the 
victors in the contests were crowned with laurel, receiving 
public honor in token of triumph, so this morning, we are 
assembled to honor you, in recognition of the succesfui 
accomplishment of your school course. 

The world is full of men and women who begin to do 
something, but there are comparatively few who finish 
what they begin. Of those who begin to secure an educa- 
tion, not more than one in fifty complete such a course as 
you have pursued. "Many are called, but few are chosen," 
because few show themselves to be possessed of those c.ual- 
ities of endurance and perseverance which are necsesary 
to the successful finishing of work which they undertake. 

Up to this point you have endured. You have finished 
your course here. And you have a perfect right to enjoy 
the occasion, and to recieve the rewards and privileges 
which belong only to those advanced to the same rank 
here and elsewhere. 'Thou hast been faithful over a few 
things; enter thou into the joy of thy Lord;" Your parents 
and friends are glad to day; your teachers have a just pride 
in your faithful performance of duty; these friends are in- 
terested in you because of your success. Enter with us into 
our joy, and let your hearts exult with proper pride because 
of the successful accomplishment of the work laid out for 

Throughout your lives you will find this one of the 
greatest rewards of faithful service. May you always so 
live and labor that at the close of every task you will have 
the conciousness of having done well, the applause of your 
fellows, and the approoving witness of the Spirit of God. 

But there is anotherreward of faithful service which has 
possibly escaped your notice. It is a higher reward than 
the "well done, good and faithful servant." It is higher 
than the invitation to enter into the Master's joy. You have 
probably thought that rest is the natural reward of faithful 
labor. And you have doubtless looked forward to this oc- 
casion as a time when you could rest, and enjoy a vacation 
after a long and arduous task. This is right. But what I 
want to show you is that this period of rest is the smallest 
part of your reward. Listen to these words: "Well done, 
good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few 
things. I will make thee ruler over many things." Here is 



the K^eatest reward of faithful service the call to the larger 
and more difficult work. Washin,t;toii's reward for faith- 
ful service in his mission to Fort Du Quense was his ap- 
pointment to a small command in the French and Indian 
war. His reward for faithful service in the French and 
Indian war was his appointment as commander in chief of 
the Colonial forces. His reward for faithful service in this 
capacity was the unanimous selection as the first president 
of the new republic. 

The whole world paused a week ago even in the fierce 
excitement of war, to honor the memory of the greatest 
statesman of the 19th century, William Gladstone. His 
reward for diligence and industry in school was his elec- 
tion to parliament at the age of 23; his reward here for faith- 
ful attention to duty was his appointment two years later 
to a position in the cabinet. Before long he was called to 
be chancellor of the exchequer, and then still upward to be 
prime minister. At the close of every service that he ren- 
dered he recieved the greatest of all honors— he was called 
to higher service. 

The world needs women who can do something more 
than has already been done. You here this morning re- 
ceive the first crown, the "Well done" of your teachers and 
friends. Are you strong enough and brave enough to let 
us put a second and larger crown upon you, and send you 
out with the confident expectation that you will not now sit 
down, but that you will enter upon a still more difficult 
duty than you have vet undertaken. 

Highly resolve here this morning that you will never 
allow the sound of the "Well done," for the completion of 
one service to die away before you have girded yourselves 
in readiness to assume a larger responsibility, to undertake 
a more difficult work. 

And at last, at the close of a life of constantly enlarg- 
ing usefulness and capability, may we all hear the voice of 
the Master, saying unto us " Thou hast been faithful over 
a few things, I will make thee ruier over many things; en- 
ter thou into the joy of thy Lord." 

The exercises closed with a hymn, and the benediction 
bv Rev. G. R. S. McElfresh. 

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Address by Dr. Frank Crane, of Trinity Church, 

A large and enthusiastic audience greeted the eigh- 
teen graduates as they marched to their places on the plat- 
form, which was beautiful with flowers and foliage, and 
profusely decorated with the national colors. Seated on 
the platform with the graduates were President Harker, 
Miss Gilchrist, the lady principal. Dr. Frank Crane, the 
orator of the day, A. C. Wadsworth, president of the 
board of trustees, Rev. W. F. Gillmore and Dr. R. G. 

The glee club of the College, under the efficient 
leadership of Miss Kreider, sang with spirit and with fine 
effect, "Estudientina," and elicited liberal applause. 
The audience stood while Rev. W. F. Gillmore, of Deca- 
tur, father of one of the graduates, offered prayer. A vo- 
cal duet, "The Angel," by Rubenstein, was beautifully 
rendered by Misses Urla Rottger and Aileen Arenz. 

In introducing Dr. Crane, to deliver the commence- 
ment oration. President Harker said that while the Col- 
lege had been founded especially for young women, many 
young men had both directly and indirectly received great 
benefit from it. Dr. Crane when a young man had taken 
a course of training in its halls, and had shown his good 
taste by securing as his helpmeet one of its fair and tal- 
ented alumnae. 

Dr. Crane's subject was "Castles of Atlantes." and 
for more than one hour he held the large audience under 
the spell of his enchanting eloquence. The storv of the 
\ ancient legend was charmingly told, and on this as a text. 
Dr. Crane constructed a terrible arraignment of modern 
society, in its desire to build Castles of Atlantes, not for 
the good that may be accomplished, the hearts that may 
be lightened, the lives that may be inspired, but solelv 
for the selfish ease or gratification of the owners. 

He told of the benumbing influence of the desire to be 
rich, to be aristocratic, to be educated, when the motive 
for these things is centered in self; and he pictured in 
glowing colors the blessedness of those who seek such 
acquirements for the sake of others. Our sordid lives are 
all consumed in getting, not in giving. 

In conclusion he pointed the young ladies to the 
Christ who was not content to sit beside his Father in 
heavenly glory, but came down to walk the common 
pathwavs of men. determined to taste and feel ever\' hu- 
man agonv and pain, that he might save us. We came 
into the world not to grasp our hands full of its pleasures, 
but to go out like Christ and find in the shadows of the 
cross the joy unspeakable and full of glory. The audience 
showed their appreciation by rapt attention and by hearty 

Miss Alma Keil, a student of the College of Music, 
favored the audience with Jaell's "Faust Waltz." which 
she rendered with fine appreciation. 

Before presenting the diplomas. President Harker 
said: "We have now come to the close of another school 
vear, the fifty-first in the histor>' of tlie College. It 
has been a vear of prosperity, of increased attendance, of 
earnest purpose, of excellent work, and of harmony be- 
tween teachers and students. Eighteen young ladies 
have with creiit completed the work of the several courses, 
and it gives me pleasure in this public manner to ac- 
knowledge the good work they have done, and in behalf 
of the hoard of trustees to present to them these diplomas 
as evidence of their faithfulness and efficiency." 

"Any college is rich that has many friends, and 
judged by this standard Illinois Female College is wealthy. 

CoLivEOE Greetings. 

The past year has shown us more friends than we ever 
realized we had. Trustees, alumna, patrons and friends, 
have shown their interest in a material way, and gifts 
have been frequent. We return our sincere thanks to all 
who have in any way thus aided us. We promise for the 
future that we shall continue to do honest and faithful 
work for those entrusted to us, and we ask of all a con- 
tinuation of their hearty interest." 

He then presented the diplomas to the graduates, and 
invited all to attend the reception at the College in the 

Three songs. "The Sweetest Flower." "Regrets" 
and "Fillehl FiUah !" were beautifully sung by Miss 
Mabel Okey. The songs were composed by Miss Grace 
Gillmore, one of the graduating class, and reflect great 
credit on her musical abilitv. 

The exercises closed with the benediction by Dr. R. 
G. Hobbs. The following is the list of graduates : 

Classical Coitisc. — Nellie GiUespy, Mary Alice Hunt- 
lev, first honor; Helen Theresa Kennedy, Leia Milmine 
Smith, Maude Susan Harker, Clara May Kenyon, Elsie 
Allen Laughney, second honor; Elizabeth Katherine Win- 

Scientific Course. — Louese Ellis, Christina Amelia 
Pratt, Claire Staley Stevenson. 

College of Music. — Emma Everts, Artist's Diploma, 
Piano, Harmony, Counterpoint, History and Theory; 
Grace Benedict Gillmore. Artist's Diploma, Piano, Har- 
mony, Counterpoint, History and Theory; Clara Grace 
Knollenberg, Artist's Diploma, Piano, Harmony, Counter- 
point, History and Theory; Katherine I. Keating, Artist's 
Diploma, Piano, Harmony, Counterpoint. History and 
Theory; Mabel Okey, Voice, Harmony and History; Matie 
Welden, Artist's Diploma, Voice, Harmony, History and 
Theory; Grace Adelaide Wood, Teacher's Diploma, Voice, 
Harmony, History and Theory. 

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Reading of Graduating Essays. 

The graduating class read their final essays in the 
College chapel on Saturday evening. May 28. Both 
chapel and library were filled with the immediate friends 
of the young ladies, and many were unable to gain ad- 

Promptly at 8 o'clock the eleven graduates in the liter- 
ary courses took their places on the platform with Presi- 
dent Harker. The essays were thoughtful, well written 
and well delivered. Training in essay writing and de- 
livery receives more attention at the College than In manv 
of our schools, and the good results of the course were 
quite apparent. 

The first number on the program was a piano solo. 
Dedication — Bendel, by Miss Glendora Thompson, who 
executed the selection in an accomplished manner. 

An eloquent invocation was offered by Rev. J. N. 

Winterbottom and then came the essays, of whicli but a 
very meager outline is given. 

Miss Lela M. Smith had for her subject, "The Dving 
Century." The year 1900 forms a dividing line between 
two centuries marked in a peculiar manner. The ISth 
was noted for wars, while the 19th has been signalized by 
great discoveries and inventions. The immense achieve- 
ment in transportation facilities; the uses of electricity; 
the extension of Christianity and freedom; the eradication 
of race prejudice; the diffusion of knowledge through 
schools, books and papers are some of the things for 
which the dying century will be noted. Education and 
moral character are important factors in success; ad- 
vancement in medicine and surger\- has been of untold 
benefit, while progress in music and art in countless wa\s 
all show what has been accomplished. The to-morrow is 
folded within to-day and much may be expected of the 
one hundred years to come. 

Miss Mary A. Huntley wroteon "Influence of Folk Lore 
on German literature." The untutored imagination of 
the people reveled in the folk lore and their literature was 
impressed by it. All things were supposed to have life 
and sex and were regarded accordingly. Germany is the 
home of legends; the cradle of mythology. The people 
are mentally speculative. The ancient ballads were sung 
by all and taught the people. The story of the Holy Grail 
found its origin in this land, and has been immortalized 
by Tennvson and Wagner. We owe to Goethe much of 
what we know of folk lore of his native land. The legend 
of Faust supplied him with a theme on which he wrote 
for all time and in his hands became the greatest poem in 
the German language. Many other authors have placed 
the worjd under obligations for noble productions. Hans 
Christian Anderson is one who has delighted the children 
for decades, and others have rendered inestimable service. 

Miss Nellie Gillespy discussed the "Individuality of 
Heinrich Heine." He was a lover of the French and 
called Paris the New Jerusalem, and the Rhine the River 
Jordan. He was a Jew and did much for his race. He 
secured his education at various institutions and was final- 
ly baptised into the Christian faith. He loved one who 
returned not his affection, but married another, an inferior, 
yet devoted to him. Idealism, was another prominent 
trait of his character and colored his writings. His poetry 
was sweet and beautiful, while his prose also won him 
renown. Just before he died he avowed his belief in 
God; proud, passionate and erratic, he was a singular 
compound and his name belongs to the literature of 

Miss Grace A. Wood then favored the audience v.-ith 
two beautiful songs, "The Mission of a Rose," and "My 
Sweetheart's Coming Home To-day," and both were sung 
most admirably. 

Miss Maude S. Harker told of "The Land of Words- 
worth." One of the most eminent critics has told us that 
though many years have elapsed since the death of 


Wordsworth, his influence is ever present. His surrround- 
ings were conducive to poetry. He loved nature and con- 
fided in her and she never betrayed him. He and his 
sister played on the banks of the beautiful river near his 
home, and happy were the days they spent together. 
While attending school he spent much time among the 
woods and mountains and loved them with all his soul. 
Several places are connected with his life, (irasmere 
was one of his favorite homes, and the lovely flowers 
grown there breathe a fragrance with his home. He owed 
much to his wife and he gave her full credit for what she 
did for him. His home was most romantically situated 
and he ever loved to worship at the shrine of nature. 

Miss Louese Ellis read a study of "In Memoriam." 
The writer of this noble production was far above ordi- 
nar\" men. Tennyson was the poet-prophet of the 19th cen- 
tury. Theology springs from the heart, and our beliefs 
are the product of our affections. "In Memoriam" is the 
noblest elegiac poem of the century. It deals with lite, 
death and immortality and leads the reader to feel that he 
is dealing with the greatest subjects of the uorld. It was 
partly the outgrowth of a period of sadness, but it is grand 
nevertheless. He was bereft of his friends, yet bore it 
nobly and says: 

"Tis better to have loved and lost. 
Than never to have loved at all." 

He hoped tor the time when the Creator would make 
all men free and equal in truth and earnest. TennNson's 
poems will alwa\s live. 

Miss Helen T. Kennedy paid a tribute to "Ruskin as 
an Art Critic," a glowing tribute. Ruskin thought art 
should include music, and all forms of either tound a 
welcome pupil in hiin. The inner character of this man 
was a fountain of light. He believed in the good and 
true, his works showed it. He did much in architecture, 
and so came to know much of that wonderful art. He is 
classed with Milton and George Elliott and other eminent 
authors, and well did he earn the place. The marvellous 
growth of England is much due to his efforts. 

Miss Elsie Laughney told of "The Work of Wm. 
Morris." Too much of poetry pertains to the social ques- 
tions of the day and is not for all time. His poetry is full 
of soft music, and we hear the gentle cadences as we read 
the lines he has left. Morris had not a well defined be- 
lief in religion, but was one who had all confidence in the 
Christian's God. He established the press which turned 
out the greatest books of his time. He spoke to all through 
his wish to do right. There is harmony In his love of 
nature and surroundings, and he left an indelible impress 
on all his readers. 

Ne.xt came a piano solo, "Why?" and "In the Night," 
by Miss Elsie Layman, who abundantly demonstrated 
herself to be a mistress of the difficult instrument. 

Miss Claire S. Stevenson told of "Great Men in Dun- 

geons." Mislortune and genius are brothers. Literature 
owes much to the dungeons. Much has been written by 
men whose feet were in fetters. Mid blindness and pov- 
erty Milton wrote "Paradise Lost," and it will last for all 
time. DeQuincy v,'as the slave of opium; Bunvan was a 
tinker's son, and as poor himself and in a dungeon he 
wrote much of "Pilgrim's Progress." Roger Bacon lan- 
guished in a priestly dungeon while he wrote, and Tasso 
was similarly punished. During e.xile other great men 
achieved greatness. Locke is a shining example; Dante 
was sent away and a price put on his head should he re- 
appear. At the head of all heroes and statesmen comes 
Socrates, while Paul, chief of appostles, did his best work 
when in durance vile, and so all the way through life we 
see men great through privations. 

Miss Christina A. Pratt, "Frances Willard's Concep- 
tion of Women." She reveals to us a conception of wo- 
man in many ways. She sought freedom from the un- 
hygienic costumes of the present day and believed woman 
equal to almost any emergency. Some advance has been 
made toward her noble conception and it is drawing near- 
er. She ever conformed to the teachings of Jesus Christ, 
and sought to ennoble and elevate her sex. In college 
she was almost an infidel, but investigation proved to her 
the truth of oxthodoxy. At the beginning of her life she 
learned to trust thy "ways to the Lord and he shall bring 
it to pass." She desired laws' which would lead to right 
influences. She believed that her sisters, without restric- 
tion, should vote to try to elevate mankind and she lived 
to bless mankind. 

Miss Elizabeth K. Winterbottom wrote of "Great Men 
and the Presidency." The president of the United States 
has nearly unbounded power. He should be a man pre- 
eminent and well aware of the nation's need. The man 
in politics must ignore public opinion of him and strive to 
be independent. For reasons many do not wish to be 
president and many times the best men cannot be chosen. 
Much care must be taken to see that the nomination has a 
geographical significance. The saying is true. "The race 
is not to the swift and the battle to the strong." Often 
the president must hold in check evil forces. What would 
have become of us had President McKinlev obeyed the 
mad impulses of congress. During the whole crisis his 
conduct has been blameless. He has the full confidence 
of the people, and will come forward to bring the nation 
through its present crisis. Along with the names of 
Washington, Jefferson. Lincoln and Grant will be written 
the name of Wm. McKinlev. one of the nation's great 

rhe last number was a song, "The Loss with the 
Delicate Air," by Miss Matie Welden, who sang the se- 
lection in a sweet and natural manner, truly captivating, 
and she was loudly recalled and kindly responded. 

J'he benediction, by Rev. R. G. Hobbs, fittingly end- 
ed the exercises. 


Class Day, 1898. 

The College Reception. 

Class day is generally the spice of commencement 
days, and the program at the Illinois Female College 
this year was characteristically good, though the lack 
of space requires but a brief mention. The class colors, 
vellow and black, were conspicuous, while many flowers 
adorned the chapel, vieing in attraction with the bright 
faces of the capped and gowned juniors and their friends 
of the upper and under classes. A large audience heard 
with great pleasure the efforts of the young ladies who 
lived up to their motto: "Do well, do better, do best." 

An instrumental solo, most admirably rendered by 
Miss Emma Everts, was the first number on the program, 
and in the midst of it the young ladies of the class ap- 
peared chattering and laughing as if in the "Place of class 
meeting, the old familiar spot, (private parlor)." They 
engaged in conversation regarding an imaginary condition 
of things some years hence when there w ill be a new 
building, elevator, hosts of accessories and everything to 
make an ideal institution. A number of hits created 
much amusement and put all in good humor to enjoy 
what was to follow. A class song, an imitation of "Old 
Kentucky Home." adapted to the occasion, was sung with 
a hearty will. More humorous conversation followed and 
then came class history, by Helen Kennedy, and full of 
bright passages and witty suggestions. The production 
was in the shape of a diary, and the reading, with inter- 
ruptions by the class, slightly reminded one of an old-time 
quilting party or social gathering of ladies, each of whom 
had somethmg important to say. 

Then came a remark of one of tlie class who had seen 
in a magazine two poems b\' Clara M. Kenyon, and one of 
them was suggested for the occasion, and after much dis- 
cussion a production of the young lady was read bv Matie 
Welden. It was beautifully wriiten and well received. 
Further conversation led to a bright vivacious vocal solo, 
"The Girl That's Born on an April Day," sung most de- 
lightfully by "Madame DeOkee," who won a hearty en- 

Then came a unanimously expressed desire for the 
history of the class during the time which had intervened 
between the graduation da\ and the time of the imaginary 
reunion of the class. The agreement was made that the 
reading of this by Elsie A. Laughney should not be inter- 
rupted and it was kept — with about 1,001 exceptions. The 
effort was sparkling with wit and humor throughout. The 
reader was helped out by Lela Smiih. who told of ten 
years life of Misses Laughney, Keating, Knollenberg and 

The last item on the bill was the class will read by 
Louese Ellis, and was brim full of happy sayings as the 
productions which had preceded it. 

The president of the class, Maude Harker, then pre- 
sented the loving cup, the gift ot Mrs. Harker, and each 
member drank from it expressing an appropriate senti- 
ment, and finally the president drank to the health of Miss 
Line, the class officer. 

The president's reception each year brings to a close 
the commencement season of Illinois Female College, and 
this social event for 1898 occurred Tuesday evening, May 
31st. Between the hours of 8 and 10:30 o'clock hundreds 
of guests thronged the reception hall and adjoining apart- 
ments. Dr. and Mrs. Harker, Miss Gilchrist and Miss 
Line with the IS graduates received, and a cordial wel- 
come was extended to all. The decorations were profuse 
in all the rooms, flowers, plants and streamers being used 
with good effect. Suitable refreshments were served. 

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Alumnas Meeting. 

The Alumnte Association of the Illinois Female Col- 
lege met Monday afternoon. May 30th, in the College 
chapel. The meeting opened with a prayer offered by 
Miss Kate Blackburn, '83, after which the class of '98 were 
welcomed by Mrs. Clara Woods Read, '7+, in an appro- 
priate address, to which response was fittingly made by 
Miss Maude Harker, '98. 

The report of the secretary. Miss Etta Blackburn, '94, 
was then read; also that of the treasurer. Miss Alice Tur- 
lev. '77, after which the alumnse were favored with an in- 
strumental solo by Miss Frances Melton, '94. The greet- 
ings of the associate alumns of the Academy were then 
extended by Mrs. Annabelle Markoe Ferris, to which re- 
sponse was made by Mrs. Marietta Mathers Rowe, '75. 
The annalist. Miss Linda Boyce Layton, '97, then read 
her report, and a vocal solo by MissGrace Adelaide Wood, 
'98, was much appreciated. 

Mrs. Mary Turley Oakes,'74, of Bluffs, was elected a 
member -of the board of trustees, and a liberal sum was 
given towards the refitting of the College chapel. The 
meeting closed with a few remarks by Dr. Harker. 

The officers to retire are as follows: Mrs. Clara 
Woods Read, '74, president; Miss Etta Blackburn, '94, re- 
cording secretary; Miss Mary Loar, '69, coresponding sec- 
retary; Miss Alice Turley, '77, treasurer; Miss Linda Boyce 
Layton, '97, annalist. Those elected for the ensuing year 
are Mrs. Marietta Mathers Rowe, '75, president; Miss 
Nellie Schureman, '89, first vice-president; Mrs. Ella Kep- 
linger Smith, '76, second vice-president; Miss Eleanor 
Arenz, '93, recording secretary; Miss Helen F. W. Duckels, 
corresponding secretary; Miss Alice E. Turley, '77, treas- 
urer, and Miss Helen Kennedy, '98, annalist. 

Delicious refreshments were served during the after- 
noon. Mrs. Eliza Deweese Huffaker, '83, had charge of 
the serving and was assisted by Misses Plouer, '95, Dav- 
enport, '95, Arenz, '93, and Bronson, '92. 

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May Humphrey Painter, '78, writes from Omaha that 
she would be glad to see any of her classmates or College 
friends who may visit the exposition in Omaha this sum- 
mer. Her address is 2609 Woolworth Avenue. 




Alumnae Concert. 

A fine audience assembled at the opera house May 
30th, to enjov the alumnEe concert of the College of Music, 
and seldom is a gathering of people treated to anything 
finer than was presented on this occasion. With com- 
mendable enterprise Dr. Marker secured the opera house 
so that the largest possible number of people might be ac- 
commodated, and well they responded, though it would 
have shown more politeness if all had remained until the 
close of the last number, but man is by nature selfish and 
often gratifies himself at the expense of others. 

The first number fittingly opened the program. It was 
Jubelouverture, for eight hands (Von Weber), Eleanor 
Louise Arenz, '93, Jessica Male Whorton, '97, Viola Hack- 
man, '90, Lucia Kellogg Orr, '93. and right grandly did 
the young ladies render it. They played as if they were 
but one person and showed such remarkable appreciation 
of the sentiment of the production that the audience was 
at once put in good humor and ready to expect something 
excellent. Such selections are among the difficulties of 
music, but the young ladies handled it as readilv as if it 
had been a simple composition. 

Next came a recitative and aria, (Gounod,) "Lend Me 
Your Aid," from "Queen of Sheeba," Mrs. Mabel Hooper 
Kern, '89, of Mattoon, and it was soon evident that Jack- 
sonville had not forgotton the brilliant young vocalist who 
so charmed her friends while a pupil at the College. She 
possesses a voice of rare sweetness, combined with a com- 
pass which is remarkable. She shows a strength which 
easily fills a large room, while none of the delicate tones 
are slighted, and the whole beauty of the selection is 
grandly interpreted. She was obliged to respond to a 
hearty encore, which she did most gracefully. 

Miss Mary E. Dickson, '88, next favored the audience 
with a ballade (Grieg), in form of variations on a Norwe- 
gian theme, for the piano-forte. Miss Dickson will al- 
ways be remembered as one of the talented young musi- 
cians of the College, and her playing on this occasion add- 
ed fresh laurels to her enviable reputation. She is a play- 
er who has full command of her instrument and never 
fails to delight all who hear her. 

Another prime favorite with Jacksonville audiences is 
Miss Lottie C. Lurton, who favored her friends first with 
a Romanza, Alia Stella Confidente (Robaudi). She shows 
admirable musical training and will continue to improve, 
as she is a conscientious worker and tireless in her efforts 
to excell, and no young person is regarded more kindly bv 
the people of this citv. Her singing was all that her most 
ardent friends could have wished, and she did her work 
with all the ease and grace of one who knows how to use 
a fine voice. 

After this came a "Harmoniemusik" for two pianos 
(Mendelssohn), Eleanor Louise Arenz, '93, and Viola 

Hackman, '90, and the young ladies did so admirably that 
the audience called loudly for another effort, but the tal- 
ented musicians returned and bowed their thanks for the 
honor conferred on them, which was so well deserved. It 
is not everv young person who cay play as did these two 
young ladies, keeping such perfect time and playing with 
such entire harmony, and the best judges were the most 
pleased with their work, and they were called back to ac- 
knowledge the plaudits of the audience. 

By some mischance Miss Townsend failed to appear, 
and the next number was a Serenade (Emil Liebling), and 
Autumn (Chaminade), from selections bv Miss Reon Os- 
borne, '96. Though so recently graduated Miss Osborne 
plays with all the fervor and skill of one who has had 
years of practice, and if she keeps on as she has begun a 
brilliant future awaits her. Her playing shows a remark- 
able delicacy of touch and a perfect rendering of the mean- 
ing of the composition, an eminence often not attained bv 
those who have worked for years under good instructors. 
The young lady was called back and gracefully acknowl- 
edged the compliment. 

Miss Lottie Lurton appeared again with two songs, 
"Asthore'' (11 Irovatorei. "Cupid and I" (Chaminade), 
and won the same kindly reception which had been ac- 
corded her first effort. She possesses a voice of peculiar 
sympathy and one which wins its way to the good graces 
of all who are favored with an opportunity to hear it. 

As Mrs. Irene D. McGregor appeared to plav her se- 
lection, Menuet in A flat, (Papendieck), it was evident that 
she was a favorite with that audience. Her rendering of 
the composition showed that she had carefully studied her 
work, and that a fine musical ability had been carefully 
educated. Airs. McGregor plays as one who has made 
the piano a loving and devoted study for manv \ears, and 
her execution is notable for a perfection which is seldom 
observed even among professionals, leaving little to be de- 
sired by the most exacting critic. The audience wanted 
more of her playing and twice she was recalled, but mere- 
ly bowed her thanks to the disappointment of her friends. 

Again Mrs. Kern favored the audience with a vocal 
selection, Summer Song, (Chaminade). excellent as before, 
and she was recalled to bow her thanks. 

A noble finale was a Grand Duo (Von Weber), for 
two pianos on themes from Euryanthe, by Misses Reon E. 
B. Osborne, '96, and Ha McClellan, '97, (Williamsville,) 
which was rendered in a manner worthy of the production 
and won the young performers loud applause. 

The accompanying of Misses Kreider and Massie also 
is deserving of great praise, and the whole affair was a 
credit to the worthy institution and the city of Jacksonville. 

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Annual Exhibition of the School of Fine Arts. 

Miss Gertrude Stiles, the talented instructor at the 
head of the Illinois Female College School of Fine Arts, ar- 

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ranged a most pleasing display of the work of her pupils 
during the year. The exhibition was well worthy several 
visits and afforded great entertainment to all lovers of art. 
Nearly every branch of work was here represented and 
the examples uniformly excellent. All were impressed by 
the depth of tone and sincerity of motive which character- 
ized all the pieces. While each pupil wrought out her 
own individuality, the impress of the instructor's earnest- 
ness and integrity of purpose was everywhere manifest. 
Few art teachers enter more thoroughly into the true spirit 
of things than does Miss Stiles, or are more successful in 
communicating an enthusiasm which is satisfied only with 
the attainment of the best results. Her quiet and unpre- 
tentious labors during several years in our city have had 
a marked effect in raising the standard of all art works. 

Each piece in the exhibition deserves careful study 
and critical mention, but only a brief summary can be 
given. Miss Etta Blackburn shows her varied talent in 
black and white, oil, and water color, and one is at a loss 
to decide in which she charms the most. Miss Bessie 
Marker is also very delightful in several directions. Miss 
Helen Kennedy's pen and ink sketclies and penciled poses 
show a remarkable facility of touch. Miss Frances 
Wakely's pencil work evinces much feeling. Misses Mary 
Thompson and Lottie Halstead give good promise in their 
drawings. The specimens shown by Miss Rucker are 
full of grace and beauty and betoken a well trained eye. 
Among the others represented by work of still life or casts, 
were Misses Scolt, Mcllvaine and Cleary, whose produc- 
tions show careful and svpathetic handling. Miss Carrie 
Kuechler's work is also noticeable for its pleasing effect. 

One of the most interesting features of the exhibition 
was the display of original designs for book covers, tiles 
and embroidery. These were very ingenious and do 
great credit to the preparatory class who wrought out 
their ideas so cleverly. A choice collection of decorated 
china contained exquisite and dainty specimens bv Mrs. 
Marker, Mrs. C. M. Smith. Mrs. Brackett, Miss Kuechler 
and Miss Stiles. 

^ ^ ^H' 

Phi Nu Open Meeting An Excellent Program and 

The open meeting held by the Phi Nu society. May 
17, was a decided success. The chapel and library were 
well filled and an exceptionally meritorious program was 
rendered. The exercises closed with a debate, which for 
clearness of thought and brightness of expression is sel- 
dom equalled. 

The opening number was the Phi Nu song by the so- 
ciety quartette, with the feeling peculiar to college stu- 
dents. "Hawthorne and Lowell a Contrast," was the 
subject of a v/ell written essay by Miss Edith Elizabeth 
Loose. The paper showed a clear literary insight and 
was very well received. 

Two recitations by Miss Edith Allen Starr, made a 
very pleasing number. "The Waltz of Von Weber," and 
"Big Enough Family," were recited in a very forcible 

"Gavotte and Musette, from Suite, Op. 200," (Raff), 
was rendered by Misses Mae Kendall and Ada Lemav, 
(two pianos), in a very artistic manner. Miss Leah Mc- 
llvaine spoke very wittiU' of "The Dps and Downs of 
College Life," which was the subject given for her ex- 
temporaneous speech. 

A selection from Bunner is usually well received and 
the "Sisterly Scheme," as declaimed by Miss Laura 
Heimlich, was especially appreciated. An oration upon 
"The School and the State," was delivered by Miss 
Blanche N. Williams. The thought was excellent as 
were her presence and expressions. This part of the pro- 
gram closed with the "Swiss Echo Song," sung by Miss 
Mabel Okey. The difficulties of the selection were met 
and the number given so beautifully that the audience de- 
manded an encore. 

After an intermission of ten minutes the subject, "Re- 
solved, that Co-Education in Colleges is Desirable," was 
debated. The co-educational schools were upheld by 
Misses Elsie Laughney and Alcina Vasey, and the svstem 
of separate colleges was ably supported by Misses Nellie 
Grace Gillespy and Louese Ellis. Some of the points 
made by the a.firmative were that it was good for the col- 
lege and desirable for its effects upon the young men and 
equally desirable for the good it would do the young la- 
dies. The negative maintained that separate colleges 
were to be preferred because the missions of the college 
girl and her brother were different and required different 
training, whileamongobjectionsto the co-educational were 
the facts that it tended to make the girls masculine; that 
it was undesirable socially, and that it was unnecessary. 
Each of the speakers done excellently and presented her 
points in a logical manner. The audience voted the 
merits to the affirmative and the judges, Messrs. Tanner, 
Sampson and Schroder, awarded the ability to the same. 

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Belles Lettres Open Meeting— An Excellent Pro- 
gram Rendered. 

The chapel and library were again crowded May 21, 
the occasion being the open meeting of the Belles Lettres 
literary society. The rooms had been tastefully decorated 
with flowers and presented a very beautiful appearance. 
The programs were printed in gilt and tied with yellow, 
that being the society color. Every number was an ex- 
cellent one and the audience was very appreciative, mani- 
festing pleasure by frequent applause. 

The opening number was an instrumental solo bv 
Miss Clara G. Knollenberg, who played "Grand Polka di 
Concert," with the skill which has won for her so many 


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well deserved compliments. Her selection did not detract 
from her excellent reputation. 

"The Heartaches of Modern Society," was the sub- 
ject of a thoughtful essay by Miss Grace E. R. Wharton. 
The paper showed that she had given the matter earnest 
studv, and it was replete with much that was original in 
thought and expression. 

A humorous selection recited by Miss Katherine Ame- 
lia Keating was the next number and one of the more 
pleasing ones. The account itself is very laughable, and 
as told by the declaimer caused much merriment. 

"Canst Thou Forget Me Soon?" was a vocal solo hy 
Miss Edna Boyd MacFadden, and especially pleased the 
listeners. The young lady's voice is a beautiful one, and 
her singing called for generous applause. 

Miss Lola Mae Sellars told of a hypothetical "Visit to 
Planet Mars." The account was very entertaining and 
was doubtless correct in all particulars regarding matters 
as run in that distant region. 

In the extemporaneous speech Miss Margaret DeMotte 
Brown w'as particularly happy in her remarks. The sub- 
ject assigned her was "Sampson," and she spoke of it as 
referring to the biblical character, the college character 
and the commander of the West India squadron, making 
numerous witty remarks regarding each of them. 

"Uncle Sam" was the subject of the oration delivered 
by Miss Lena Milmire Smith. The paper was thoroughly 
patriotic and was received with the applause it deserved. 

The first part of the program closed with a brilliantly 
rendered instrumental solo, "Recollections of Home," by 
Miss Nellie Clark. 

After an intermission of ten minutes the question 
"Should the United States Establish Postal Savings 
Banks?" was discussed by Miss Grace McCasland and 
Miss Lola Blackburn, who supported the affirmative; Miss 
Helen Kennedy and Miss Clara Jackson, who took the 
negative side. The house voted the merits to the nega- 
tive and the judges, Mrs. Vogel, Mrs. S. D. Osborne and 
Miss Edith Capps, gave the ability the same way. After 
the singing of the Belles Lettres song, the society adjourned 
after a very successful open meeting. 

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Faculty for the Coming Year. 

The College is fortunate that for the coming year it 
retains its present efficient instructors. They proved 
themselves during the past year, not only thoroughlv 
competent to teach, but also possessed of tact and sympa- 
thy to reach their pupils outside of the class-room, and 
to lead them forward in many lines developing womanlv 
christian character. It is the boast of the College that its 
teachers are not only the equal of those in any other 
school in class-room ability, but that they feel it their high 
privilege to live with and for the students outside of regu- 
lar school hours. 

The faculty will be strengthened bv the addition of 
another teacher, who will devote herself entirely to work 
in English, including the critical and appreciative reading 
of the best English classics, with theme and essay writ- 
ing. As instructor in this department the services of Miss 
Laura Tanner have been secured. Miss Tanner studied 
in the College till 1893, when she went to Wellesley Col- 
lege for a special course in literature and English composi- 
. tion and theme-writing. She is a daughter of Dr. Edward 
A. Tanner, who did so much for Illinois College as pro- 
fessor and president from 1860 till his death in 1892. She 
is a fine scholar, has a strong and pleasing personality, 
and brings to her work good teaching ability and an en- 
thusiasm that is catching. 

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The Greetings for Next Year. 

It is the intention to continue the Greetings next year. 
The first number will be issued in September. An artis- 
tic cover will be added, the paper will be enlarged by two 
pages of reading matter and changed somewhat in charac- 
ter. The aim will be not only to have it reflect the life 
and spirit of the College, but to deal directly with some of 
the problems in the educational life of to-day. If there is 
any value in the setting forth of other's experience, we 
hope to gain it from the papers that will be presented 
from time to time by some of the bright women of our 
alumnee along their special lines of work. Many of these 
special articles are being prepared, and others are already 
at hand. 

It is possible to make our Greetings a permanent 
feature of the College, a real means of help for each one 
of its readers, and a vital factor in that diffusion of culture 
which is the grand aim and end of all true education. But 
it is only possible with the alumna rallying to its support. 

We ask you, one and all, for your interest, your pen, 
and above all, for your fifty cents, the subscription price 
of the Greetings for another year. 





Dr. Jaquess was the first president of the College, 
laying its foundations in 1847, and buildingwith wise and 
steady hand till 1855. He has ever since watched its pro- 
gress with loving interest, and by his presence a year ago 
added greatly to the enjoyment of the Jubilee Commence- 

He had a notable war record, serving with distinction 
as colonel of the Seventy-third Illinois Infantry, known 
as the "Preacher Regiment." The College will ever 
honor his memory, and counts his labors and influence 
and example one of it.s richest possessions. 

(J !>J, . 1 

College Greetings. 

Vol. 11. 

Jacksonville, III., September, 1898. 

No. 1. 




Vacation days with their rest and out-door living are 
nearing an end. We see this in innumerable signs. The 
glad June days that began our holidays with long hours 
of interwoven sunshine and leafy shadows, and with gar- 
den all abloom, have^given place to mornings and even- 
ings of brief chilling twilights, with noontides that herald 
the approach of coming autumn, and the gardens run riot 
with a tangle of vines and drying seeds that are a reproach 
to the springtime primness. 

The upland corn rustles stiffly in the vagrant air, 
while the lowland meadows grow ragged and brown with 
the foxtail and wire grass which succeed the tender herb- 
age of early summer. 

From the hedge-rows and fence corners along the 
roadside, the golden-rod and wild aster nod brighty, with 
a cheering promise of some glad days still to follow. 

Through all these delightful weeks Nature has been 
on the giving hand, and fortunate are those who have re- 
ceived her gifts with understanding, grateful hearts. 

What a flitting commencement days bring. The Col- 
lege halls echo the gay laughter, the joyous greetings, 
the tearful adieus, and then the heavy portals close, shut- 
ting out the happy fledglings who, like birds pushed from 
the nest, fly away, many to return no more to alma ma- 
ter's protecting care. 

How sweet they find the long mid-summer days with 
their cessation of fixed routine. The languorous air scin- 
tillates with waves of heat; a voiceless hush broods over 
all, dulling the faculties and invoking a dreamful idle- 
ness. No school-room bell rends the hours in fragments 
with imperative clamor for certain mi/si be clones; the 
times and duties are of their own choosing. The house- 
hold tasks, the jaunts and journeys are as they plan 
them. Even doing nothing becomes a virtue, if conditions 
demand it, and the spirit is open to the sweet and subtle 
influences that abound. 

The primeval instinct is strong '/i man. With the ad- 
vent of summer the heart warms .':oward Mother Earth 
with yearning for her native aspe;ts; for the fields, the 
hills, the running brooks, the forest shades. City streets 
with their shops, warerooms, and jffices, their noise and 
treadmill round of labor seem unbearable when her voice 
calls away. 

One happy summer's day wi followed its calling; on 
and on faraway, over the rivers, skirting the prairies, cross- 

ing the desert plain, until the western hills stood before 
us, their rugged fronts a barrier guarding the terrestrial 
heights, whose glistening summits rose into the blue of the 
cloudless sky. It was a heavenly vision. Currents of 
celestial air revived our jaded spirits, invisible beckonings 
charmed us onward. Impulse winged our feet. A moun- 
tain torrent, widening as it emerged on the sun-lit plain, 
became our guide, and as we retraced its turbulent course 
back through the cool and leafy shadows of the canon, 
bright flowers of scarlet and blue and gold delighted us on 
every side. The air was filled with the aromatic fragrance 
of the balsam fir. Our ears were entranced by the raptur- 
ous sound of the water rushing over its stony bed. Some- 
times a shady pool with moss grown bank invited to 
quiet rest, while in its dark depth we saw reflected the 
overhanging cliff and bit of sky, which brought to it, 
even in its seclusion, something of the distant worlds as 
the stars looked down in their nightly procession and 
caught responsive lights. The soughing of the trees lent 
a softer cadence to the sound of fretted waters, and seemed 
to breath upon us a benediction of peace and tranquil mind. 

Upward again, the gorge narrowed; pine clad peaks 
lifted their heads high in air on one side; on the other 
walls of granite rose sheer and bare, winding in and out 
along the stream, the canon sometimes narrowing until 
we could almost span it with our outstretched arms. We 
discovered in the music of the waters a tonal variety 
which, as we progressed, resolved itself into the changing 
harmonies of the orchestral symphony, increasing in vol- 
ume until a last turn brought us before a beautiful water- 
fall, whose seven cascades gave the deep full rounded 
notes of the impressive finale. Nature's masterful rendi- 
tion of God's message of revelation. Some kindly mind- 
ed predecessor had placed a wondrous flight of steps 
which lifted the intrepid wanderer to the head of the 
waterfall. Here we entered a wider and lo;tier valley 
from whence our view extended westward over succeeding 
ranges of rugged mountain surface, broken by many a 
towering dome and craggy pinnacle. The rarified rays of 
the noondav sun fell straight from the zenith, revealing a 
varied and splendid mass" of color in chrome and reds. 
Zig-zag lines of green, a stunted growth, marked the 
course of tiny rills, whose slender thread seemed marvel- 
ously small to nourish even that semblance of hardy vege- 

Turning to the east a trail, scarce defined enough to 
seem a path, attacted our eye. It led upward. Thither 
tended our one ambition. We followed its leading, some- 
times up easy slopes, sometimes by jutting ledges from 
whose dizzv perch the earth seemed sinking away be- 



neath our feet. Back and torth, on and up. the \iew 
shifting and changing with ever\- turn, as in a l<aleide- 
scope, we came at last upon a beautiful and wooded table- 
land. Breathless, but with exultation in every pulse throb, 
we threw ourselves upon the earth while the transcendent 
grandeur of the scene unfolded before us. 

Through an opening between the peaks the eastv\'ard 
plain stretched far away, merging into the horizon. The 
foot-hills, the mesa, the glittering lake, the winding river, 
the villages and city, a perfect microcosm. Just beside 
us, under a group of gnarled and tempest riven pines, a 
pile of loose stones marked the chosen last resting place 
of one whose gentle spirit and gitted pen had made her 
name a household word, and enshrined her memory as 
the vindicator of a despoiled and dispirited race. 

Not far away we found the blue and white columbine, 
the dainty harebell and the mariposa lily lifting their deli- 
cate chalices lightly to the breeze. Butterflies witli ether- 
eal grace flitted through the air like visitants from the 
spirit realm. Far behind us the purple shadows began to 
creep over the distant range. The solitude grew more 
profound and the inner consciousness was strangely 
quickened. Here was the "Secret place of the Most High." 
The earth was filled with His prcs-iice. The silence was 
eloquent with his voice. "Be still, and know that 1 am 

How often the Psalmist wrote from mountain top ex- 
periences. Had it not been so, how much of ecstacy and 
uplift had been wanting. 

As the shadows lengthened we began the descent by a 
more direct and precipitous route, plunging at one place 
through a dark forest of evergreens, whose awful shade 
was never pierced by any ray of sun, and where we sank 
at every step, ankle deep, in the springy mold, formed 
during the countless years by needles dropping from the 
pines. How many generations of these trees had succeed- 
ed each other since they first lifted their straight and slen- 
der shafts heavenward? And the tiny winged insect life 
abounding! So omnipresent is life and so multiple its 
forms. The earth was not made for man alone. Cre- 
ation, life, destiny, had takm cm new meaning. The 
Law-giver descended the mountain of the Lord, and the 
radiance of holy communion shone upon his face, reveal- 
ing the purified soul, the sanctified spirit. So should re- 
creation and living ever stand related one to the other, as 
we pass down through the valle\' and outward to the 
work God has given to our hand. 

" In the heart of Vacation 

Lies nestling a seed 
To come to fruition 

For weary one's need. 

Did'stfind it, O spirit, 

Worn out with the strife? 
Thy future will show it 

In new, stronger life. 

The days will be richer. 

Thy heart more at rest; 
More broad the horizon, 

More work at its best." 

Jacksonville, III. 

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On the corner of Polk and Halsted streets, Chicago, 
in one of the most densely populated neighborhoods, Hull 
House is located. There are forty thousand people of 
eighteen different nationalities living in an area of less 
than a square mile. The people are for the most part, 
poor, ignorant and need\' in every sense of the word. It 
is to help these people by coming in close contact v\-ith 
tliein that Miss Jane AdJams and otliers interested in 
benefiting the masses have become residents of Hull 
House. It is a social settlement w hose members are seek- 
ing to appiv the principle — "Cultivate right tendencies in 
humanity, and the wrong ones must die out, build up the 
positive side "of nature, and the negative will not have to 
be unbuilt." 

Hull House consists of five buildings, three of which, 
the Alain Building, Butler Gallery and Children's House, 
form the sides of a small paved square opening on the 
street. There are porches around the square, and on the 
upper porch of the Children's House are large boxes filled 
with blooming plants. Although it is a much better look- 
ing place than the neigliboring stores and houses, the out- 
side cannot be called attractive in appearance. 

The Main Building is the home of iMiss Addams and 
the residents. On the first floor are reception rooms, li- 
brary oftice and dining room. The floors are bare except 
for a few rugs, but the books, pictures and general ar- 
rangements give the place an air of refinement, homelike- 
ness and good taste. The pictures are numerous, good 
paintings, and photographs of the best in architecture, 
painting and sculpture. 

it is a part of the mission of the residents of Hull' 
House to create in the people a love for the beautiful in 
art as well as in literature and life. As a means to this 
end tlie\' have a hundred or more photographs of the best 
works of art, framed simply, w hich they lend to members 
of the various club" •for two or three weeks to be ex 
changed at the end iffhat time for others. They also 
have the same class of pictures on sale for the lowest 
possible price. 

Butler Gallery is i building, the lower floor of which 
is a large room used 'as a lecture hall and the meeting 
place of the Woman's Club and various smaller clubs. 
The second floor is gi\tn up to rooms in which are taught 
classes in manual trainii.g, wood carving, dressmaking, 
millinerv and cooking. 

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In the Children's House are reception room, kinder- 
garten, creche, music rooms and studio. Each of tliese 
rooms is fitted up as such rooms usually are. Upon the 
walls of this building are photographs of the best paint- 
ings of children and subjects interesting to little people. 
Attractive, bright colored pictures hung low, not out of the 
childrens reach, are arranged in the kindergarten room. 
There are also a large number of plaster casts, such as 
Barye's lion, the choir boys, laughing girl, flying mercury 
among the attractions. 

The creche is particularly interesting. Here an aver- 
age of thirty or more children are cared for every day. 
For the sum of five cents a mother who must go out to 
work may leave her child here and feel that it is receiving 
better attention than she could probably give it. The lit- 
tle ones when brought in the morning are given a bath 
and a clean apron if it is needed. At ten o'clock they have 
lunch, at noon a dinner and later in the afternoon another 
lunch. In the afternoon each little one is put to sleep in 
a clean little bed or cradle. There are three or four rooms 
and a large porch belonging to this department. 

Another building contains the gymnasium, coffee 
house, kitchen and men's club room. The gymnasium is 
fitted up with the usual appliances and for a nominal 
price classes of men, women, girls, and boys are given 
lessons each week. The coffee house is a good restaur- 
ant and the prices are low. The food is good and whole- 
some. Many of the neighbors appreciate this and send 
to the coffeehouse for meals or certain articles of food, 
particularly soup and bread, which is without doubt more 
palatable and nutritious than their own make. Visitors 
are shown through the kitchen and bakery where every- 
thing is immaculate. 

Various rooms of all these buildings are given up af- 
ternoons and evenings to classes or clubs. There are over 
forty classes, the number of members ranging from six to 
one hundred, which meet at Hull House every week. The 
teachers of these classes are residents of Hull House, 
teachers from Chicago University, and other teachers who 
have made some subject a specialty. Among them may be 
mentioned Ernest C. Moore, A. M., L. L. B., who gives 
lessons in psychology; Mr. M. H. Kaufman, S. B., Mas- 
sachusetts Institute of Technology, who lectures on 
food materials; Miss Rose M. Gyles, B. A., of Harvard, 
and Mr. Modisett, of Chicago, Y. M. C. A. teachers of 
physical culture; Miss Thomas, who gives English lessons 
to Russians; Miss Eleanor Smith and Miss Hannig, teach- 
ers of singing and piano. Space would not permit me to 
mention all the'classes in French, Latin, German, history, 
literature, mathematics, embroidery, drawing, painting, 
dancing, cooking, dress-making and millinery. For in- 
struction in all of these classes a small fee is charged, 
that the people may not become pauperized. 

There are fourteen clubs for children which meet to 
read, study, sew, carve wood, weave baskets or to play 
games. There are over twentv clubs for older young 

people and grown persons. Each social club is required 
to have at least one lecture a month, and is restricted to 
one purely social evening a month. An average attend- 
ance of at least fifteen members is required or the club 
may not be continued. No member is allowed to belong 
to more than one social club, so a large number of persons 
are reached. The clubs elect their own officers from 
among their members who are the people of the neighbor- 
hood, but if the club is made up of young people, they 
must have as director a resident of the House. 

On a street near Hull House is Jane Club, a home 
for self-supporting girls where they are given room and 
board for three dollars a week. Across the street is a lot 
surrounded by a high board fence that is a children's 
play-ground, where any may go and amuse themselves. 
There is not much in the inclosure but a few swings and 
sand piles, but it is a safe place to play in. During the 
winter it is flooded with water and used as a skating 

From Hull House every week and several times a 
week large parties of women and children are sent out by 
the Fresh Air Fund to the country either for the day or a 
few weeks. 

1 do not think I have told half of the work of this in- 
stitution. It would be interesting to know how many 
lives are touched by the good which emanates from this 
place. It would be still more interesting to mark the 
growth in refinement, the development in character and 
taste in some individual lives. Although it is not a re- 
ligious institution, we know that much good must result 
from the earnest efforts of those who seem to be actuated 
by the motives which actuated Him who went about do- 
ing good and who looked out on the multitude and had 
compassion on them. 
Chicago, 111. 

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A Day in a Hospital. 

HELEN M. DUNC.\N, M. D , '91, 

" You ask where I spent the summer.' 
Why, I went to the land of pain. 

Through its dark and gloomy valleys. 
And o'er many a burning plain. 

1 must stay within its borders 

Until my heart grows still. 
And I'm willing for my Father 

To lead me wherever he will." 

It is with a glad heart that my pen is taken up to send 
you a message from within the gates; glad, because to you 
has not been given the paths of pain to tread, but that you 
can learn life's lesson from other standpoints. Yet, it is 
not given us to choose, and one of the progresses of civili- 
zation has been in the care of the sick and unfortunate. 

It does not lie in my power to bring to you a vivid 



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pen picture of the tragedies and comedies which are daily 
being enacted. Let me hope that the reader is endowed 
with brilliant imaginative powers, and will weave a re- 
spectable whole from the few threads dropped. Perhaps 
the best way to understand the daily working of a hos- 
pital is to follow in the footsteps of a house physician in 
her round of work. 

The day could hardly be begun without the half hour 
spent in the breakfast room regaling one's self on the 
rugged fare required for such an active life. The drug 
room may be visited next. In the larger hospitals this 
is in charge of an e.xperienced pharmacist, but in the ma- 
jority this work falls to the lot of the junior interne, and is 
a valuable experience. The prescriptions for the patients 
are all filled here. To the uninitiated the room our guide 
conducts us to next is a place of horrors, the operating 
room. It is spotlessly clean. Everything is either white 
or glass, so that it is really a beautiful room. When we 
think of the lives saved and the homes made happy by the 
return of loved ones restored to health and strength, then 
do we appreciate the true meaning of the surgeon's art. 
But, after all, this is not the most important part of the 
hospital, for without good care and nursing the surgeon's 
work would often be in vain. The hospital has for the 
accommodation of its patients wards and private rooms. 
The latter often models of the furnisher's art. 

In this progressive age many girls think that nursing 
would be just the avocation to which they are suited, and 
many have an idea that all that is required of them will 
be to flit from patient to patient with a glass of cold water, 
or smooth the fevered brow. No wonder when they find 
out what the work really is they are disappointed. Hard 
work, and plenty of it, is the lot of the hospital nurse. 
This, associated with strict discipline, is often hard to 

One who lives in a hospital sees much suffering, but 
our life has many bright things in it. IV\any very pleasant 
friendships are formed. Some of the patients are exceed- 
ingly grateful for the care and attention they receive, 
others find fault with everything. Anyone who enjoys 
studying human nature can find a broad field for it in this 
line of work. The drugs put up, operations attended, 
rounds made with the staff doctors, with a thousand and 
one little things to be done, and one day has slipped 
away, passed on to join the increasing number of "has 
beens," with its duties and privileges no longer ours. 

"But go forth, crowned with radiant hope; 

Take faith, and healing bear 

Unto the fevered, suffering ones 

Committed to thy care. 

And thou shalt be made glad, to find 

Affection's tender flower 

Entwined with gratitude's sweet buds. 

Which both possess the power — 

The wondrous power— of living on 

And blooming; yes, for aye; 

And shedding perfume all thy life. 
Immortal blossoms they." 
Wesley Hospital, Chicago. 

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Scene— Illinois Female College, 1872. 
'Twas evening study hour, low bent 
O'er book or slate, the girls intent 
On theorems and roots and fractions. 
With all their trains of dim distraction 
Had solved at least one problem massive 
To make an "active voice " keep "passive." 
What truant thoughts of hats and laces 
Were sandwiched 'twixt the nouns and cases. 
What groans and sighs, what scores of blessings 
On teachers rained for "awful" lessons. 
What proper name with " Amo" joined. 
What nouns as " common " were " declined," 
Would never yet have come to light. 
But things " got scattered so " that night. 
Through chamber, alcove, lonely hall. 
No voice was heard, nor signal call. 
Reluctant silence gathered in 
The last laugh-echo. 'Twere a sin 
To talk of crimps or tell a story 
With gas ablaze and book before you. 
And so, demure, o'er lessons poring, 
( Except the few o'er lessons snoring,,) 
The hush of thought was all around. 
The sleep, the study, both profound, 
When wildly on the air then sang 
A shout that shot like mortal pang. 
Through every ear that heard the crv, 
That caught the breath and checked the sigh, 
Transfixed we stood, and dread to hear 
Again the sound so full of fear. 
Ah, were we then mistaken? No. 
Again the cry that startled so 
The listless and unbroken quiet 
Is heard; and quick, in deafening riot, 
From senior throat, from weakling breast, 
From woman's treble, man's deep chest 
Voice answering bells, bells madly ringing. 
New shouts from growing tenor springing, 
Commingled all in one mad choir 
Is bellowed, screamed, and bell-tolled "fire!" 
"Fire!" "Fire!" What is it? Where? here! there! 
The college is on fire up stair. 
Still louder, louder grows the din 
As bursting from the roof begin 
The flames in fiercer glee to rage. 
No power then to quick engage 
In equal battle with the fire. 
And scarce opposed, it higher, higher 
Leaps, and laughs at bucket sprinkles, 
Fills the air with burning shingles. 
******* * * 
An hour the demon triumphs, flashes 
His lurid banner high; then ashes 

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And smoking ruins left proclaims 

His vict'ry and records his fame. 

O, Fire-King! Who so reckless, lost. 

To sport an hour at such a cost ! 

Whoso'er would have such banner glory 

May read the moral to the story, 

What is your life — a race of greed or lust ? 

A moment of remorse and deep disgust 

Will close it, and the Fire-King's throw 

Already may you call your own. 

For this brief hour on earth may turn 

Your soul-home into ashes— burn 

Your heaven. Lust's carnival inherits 

The throne of ashes which it merits. 

In every life of sin their flashes 

The fire that burns a heaven to ashes. 

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A September Afternoon. 

A boy and his mother were in the grave-yard. 

A stone, with its inscription half obliterated by the 
weather, told that an humble minister had there lain down 
to rest. He had never made any great stir in the world. 
His very grave, with its leaning stone, had a neglected 
air. A wild flower had sprung up and it bore a single 
white blossom. 

Next to this was the resting place of a soldier— a fam- 
ous general. 

"Tell me the story about the general," cried the boy, 
pulling his mother down beside him in the tall grass. 

That was a story he liked to hear, and he had heard 
it so many limes before that the bronze figure of the gen- 
eral surmounting the block of granite warmed into life. 

His mother's voice, even, sounded far away, like mu- 
sic blending with the fabric of a dream. 

The rows of scarlet geraniums flanking the mound 
stretched into serried ranks of soldiers led on to the battle 
by that brave figure of the general on the prancing steed. 
The boy's young heart thrilled. He knew so well the 
story of that day's victorious fight. 

But the ranks of the soldiers melted away, and in 
their stead were heaps of slain with their red blood dyeing 
the ancient battlefield, and their groans seemed to fill all 

Above them all, riding the bodies of the dead, still 
stood the figure of the general in his stern composure. 

And is this how he won his fame?" questioned the 
boy with a quaking heart. 

There seemed to be a rush of accusing, ghostly voices, 
but the prone men whose blood had bought the general 
the highest niche of earthly fame had lost all power of 
articulate speech. They sank into silence. 

The heaps of slain had mingled with the mold, and 
only the bronze figure of the general rose from out of the 
battlefield's decay. 

That looked as if it might well defy the gnawing 
tooth of Time. But lo! in the infinite stillness that hung 
over the battleground it was slowly fading out of sight. 

In an agony of tears the boy watched it outline itself 
faintly and more faintly against the sky until the last sem- 
blance of it vanished in a vapory cloud of blue. 

A nameless horror seized him— that kind of a horror 
he sometimes felt when he suddenly wakened in the 
night and perceived the thick darkness about him and 
thought of the eternity of God. 

"Will everything vanish away like that.?" 

And it seemed as if the still battleground over which 
the endless years brooded, made answer — "everything." 

He turned his terrified eyes away from it and they fell 
on the grave of the minister, with the white flower bloom- 
ing above it, and lo! the lily had multiplied into thous- 
ands more. They stretched away into shining rows and 
drifted into the white sky-line that defined the bounds of 

What had the minister ever done to leave this trail of 
fragrant lilies behind him? 

Not much. His life had been too repressed, his gifts 
too meagre, and his opportunities too few, but with all 
his heart he had loved the undefiled. 

A moment more and the lily cups drooped — it was the 
withering breath of Time blowing up the ranks, that had 
touched them with decay. 

The boy looked once more through tears: "Must the 
lilies vanish, too?" and the horror fell upon his soul once 

But even as he spoke, there fluttered out of the gold- 
en hearts of the lilies shadowy forms like angels linked 
together, hovering over earth, blending with the heavens. 
Dimly the thought came that these were the sweet influ- 
ences left on the earth of one who had loved the unde- 

He perceived they were spiritual forces which could 

never know destruction nor feel decay. 

His soul felt the stealing of some infinite peace that 
swept all its unutterable human fears, as the tide bears 
the drift away. 

A sound fell upon his ear. He started up. It was 
his mother's voice, still dvv'elling on the story of the gen- 
eral, unmindful that he had fallen asleep. 

When she had finished the boy sat a long while si- 
lent, then he went over to the grave of the minister and, 
taking the swaying lily lightly in his hand, inhaled its 
sweet incense. "He loved the undefiled! Oh, yes, he 
loved the undefiled, and I shall love the undefiled," still 
with that wonderful peace of his dream in his soul. 

He turned his bright, brave face to his mother and 
said, "Tell me of the minister." 

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Items of interest to readers of the Grccti7igs will be 
gratefully received at all times. 

CoLT^EQE Greetings. 


Published MoiUliiy during the Collegu Year. 
DELLA DIMMITT, '86, Editor. 



Alumnas, Faculty and Students are invited to contribute 
articles, personals and items. 

All communications should be addressed to 


Jacksonville, Illinois. 


Last June, at the annual business meeting of tlie 
alumna', the matter of continuinj; the publication of the 
Greetings came up for discussion. By the action of the 
association, the paper was adopted as the official organ of 
thealumns, so that the Greetings is now no longer a 
waif, doubtful of a welcome, but has a valid and substan- 
tial claim to the continued interest of all the alumnE. 

That the members of the alumna recognize the claim 
has been amply shown by the way they have responded 
when asked to lend the Greetings aid. We have all 
along known that there are some very bright women 
among I. F. C.'s daughters, and that they are equally re- 
sponsive will be proven long before the college year closes. 
Each one who has been asked to contribute for the col- 
umns of the Greetings, without a single exception, 
has generously done so. We are sure that the first num- 
ber, in its literary department, reflects credit upon those 
who have kindly filled it, and we are equally sure that 
the succeeding numbers will be no less varied and inter- 
esting. There will be Miss Kate Blackburn's description 
of her long journey back to Bulgaria; Mrs. Martha Capps 
Oliver's college girl's story; poems from Mrs. Alice Don 
Carlos Vogel and Mrs. John Jay McCabe, and many other 
contributions from others, who also possess the gift of a 
graceful expression. 

It is hoped that in the course of the year we may be 
able to secure descriptions of those other settlements in 
Chicago beside Hull House, all of which are working on 
distinct lines toward the one object of redeeming the sub- 
merged tenth. We, as college women, have a particular 
interest in the latest one established — the deaconness set- 
tlement — from the fact that one of our number is connect- 
ed with it. 

Serious? Yes, but we hope the girls who are now 
filling our old places will let us share just enough of their 
life — its activities, its frolic and its fun— to make all the 
"old girls" feel that they are reliving the dear, delightful 
days when they were college girls, too, and that will re- 
deem the seriousness. 

I once knew a man who had the most serious right 

eye that ever maintained the dignity of a human counte- 
nance, and at the same time that this right orb was duly 
fulfilling its appointed office, he could wink most delight- 
fully with a frivolous left one. It was a rare gift, but he 
was a much more interesting individual and without 
doubt had a wider outlook on life than if he had looked 
seriously all the time out of both eyes. 

The account of the fire, on page 4, was written at 
the time of that memorable occurrence. It would add to 
the interest if the writer's name might be appended, but 
as this particular name has gained much distinction in the 
twenty-six years since the production was copied, it 
would not be safe to presume on even the best of human 

A few will doubtless remember who the author was, 
and they are most earnestly requested, in this private and 
confidential manner, not to tell. 

We needed a sentiment that would embody the aims 
and spirit of the Greetings, It was suggested that Dr. W. 
H. Milburn, who has been the beloved and honored friend 
of the college girls through so many generations, be asked 
to give us one. In response to a request, he has sent us 
the beautiful thought on the front page of the cover. 

AND now the September number of the Greetings 
goes as the "friendly visitor" into the home of every 
member of our alumna, of the old students, and of the 
friends of the college so far as their addresses are known. 
Do you wish the visit repeated? If you do. let the 
Greetings know. And let us have your help, that we 
may realize this fair new Greetings of which many of us 
dream, that will from year to year become more a vital 
and necessary part of the College life — a felt and visible 
bond that unites the past life to the present. 

The first college paper to make its appearance on 
the Greetings'' exchange list is The Chaddoek, edited bv 
Alfred and Nellie Cole Danely. A brightly written col- 
lege story, "The Coat Tail Telegraph," is but one among 

many excellencies. 

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The teachers and students have equally shown 
their willingness to furnish the matter, on very short 
notice, to fill the College Department. 1 here will be a 
noticeable lack of classification in the news given 
whicli could not well be avoided in the rush of getting 
out the first issue of the Greetings so soon after the 
opening of school. 

Items of interest to readers of the Greeting 
gratefully received at all times. 

will be 

. OK 

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Cbe CClbispcring Gallery. 

What pretty lore does the rose give the bee? 

What are the secrets the wind tells the pine? 
Ah, these are rare, and most lovely and sweet 

To themselves,— but 1 would I knew thine. 

Dear College maid, may I listen to hear, 
Just as the bee gives his tales to the rose. 

What the birds whisper to me as they pass? 
May I keep all the secrets the College world know^ 

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No. 19. 

This is No. 19. It was my old room. How well 1 
remember the old big-tlowered Brussells carpet and the 
bed that broke down the day seven— or was it eleven?— 
got on it! Wonder what they've done with the old stuff, 
anyway? Here is the dent my room-mate's fist made in 
the plastering answering the pounding in No. 18, which 
No. 20 was expected to take up — when she woke up— and 
pass along the corridor. Queer some of us could 
never hear the breakfast hell, but we alwa\s heard 
that pounding on the other side of the wall. 

What! Another? And No. 19 was your room, too? 
Why, were you a girl of '79? Say, won't \ou tell us, 
now, what W. M. B. meant? Was it "We Methodist 
Belles?'' Then I know it must have been "Werrv much 
buncombe," just what the irreverent said it was. 

1 wonder if you remember the day the boiler hurst 
and all the college girls went out to "walk and keep 
warm;" how they marched up one street and down an- 
other, and then divided into two files when thev saw a 
young professor from the Business College coming. Thev 
made that unhappy man walk between two rows of girls, 
all bowing and smiling at him at once. He didn't look 
as if he enjoyed it very much. One may have too much 
of even a very good thing, and in this case there must 
have been about 80 per cent, too much. 

1 suppose you have not forgotten the beautiful sym- 
bolizing of your class by the girls ot '78 on their class 

1 wish kodaks had been invented a decade ago, 
so that we might have had a snap-shot at that donkey 
with a new spring hat perched on one ear and "W. M. B." 
emblazoned on the ribbon about its neck. 

1 hear the seniors and juniors of these latter days are 
peaceably inclined toward one another. Thev say they 
have even been on the same receiving committee, but in 
our day they never met even under a flag of truce. 

And were you one of those "irrepressibles of '76?" 
What did you ever do with those diplomas, anyway? 
And you have them still! 1 thought maybe you had sold 
them. They were real sheep-skin. 

And who are you, looking so doubtfully about? Yes, 
there is old 19, but you were here before the fire, and this 
is not the same room. Do you remember how thin those 
old partitions were? 

There was once a boy— a real live Illinois College 
boy— who roomed here with President Adams' son. One 
night, so the story goes, he was sitting with his boots off, 
and the girl next door heard him say, "George, look at 
that sock! Don't you feel sorry for me, not to have any 
mother or sister here to darn that?" A voice called out, 
"Go and get some yarn, and you shall have a new pair!" 
It was then nine o'clock at night, but he pulled on his 
hoots and went down town, and presently a package 
sailed through the open transom of the room next door. 
Just a week later a similar package sailed through a sim- 
ilarly open transom, and the college boy had a brand new 
pair of socks, knitted by the fair hands of his neighbor in 
No. 19. He afterward married a college girl. Oh! no, 
not this one, but another girl on another hall, who did not 
know how to knit, and he has never had a pair of socks 

And you were here long before that? Yes; I have 
heard of that petition you sent in to the president about 
the fare. Why is it college girls are always thinking 
about things to eat? Oh, don't they now-a-days, and don't 
they f-'er eat? We were not sublimated to that degree in 
my day. 1 was always hungry. Anyway, you gave 
your petition to poor little Sylvia Blandin to cany in. 
She could think of nothing to complain of, but the girls 
insisted on an expression, and finally she said: "1 
thought that vinegar we had the other day was awful 
sour!" And so, because the vinegar was "awful sour," 
and Sylvia was such a little girl, she got the honor of 
conveying the petition to the president! 

Hark! And what is that? Two more? Why, they 
never went to school with any of us. How pink their 
cheeks are, and how young they are! Look at them 
throw their books down on my — our table, and open .the 
wardrobe door! Now they are perched on the bed. and 
that settles it. They are surely college girls. I shall 
speak to them: "Girls! Don't you know No. 19 be- 
longs to us, and we are the ghosts of all the girls who 
have ever lived in it — tv\'o of us for each year since the 
college was first tenanted." Why didn't they listen, and 
what do they mean by all that chatter about the gymna- 
sium and dumb-bells, and . We never had any 

gymnasiums in my day. I wonder, can these be the girls 
of '98? That must be who they are, and they know 
nothing whatever about us and the interesting tales we 
could tell them. Girls! there are ghosts in old No. 19. 
When the wind sweeps past your window, and it grows 
dark, and the night falls early, and everything is still and 
eerie — listen, and you may hear the voices that "laugh in 




Opening Day. 

BY K. D. C. 

The "first day'' was Sept. 13, and man\' a parent's 
heart throbbed with a new and painful sensation as they 
reaUzed that the time of separation had come. And tlie 
young ladies — but why say anything of that? We who 
have been college girls and experienced these first separa- 
tions can feel a contraction of the throat now at the mere 
suggestion. It seems almost a pity that we cannot at the 
time appreciate the sacrifices our fathers and mothers 
make to afford us advantages such as many of them had 
not the opportunity to enjoy. But, we do not realize it 
until experience teaches us; when most likely it is too 
late to express our appreciation for them, there is no one 
left to listen. 

The present year has opened with a most gratifying 
prospect. The house is taxed to its full capacity, and 
several new rooms have been arranged. Students of 
some years ago will recall the large studio on the north 
side, the third floor corridor. When the art rooms v.-ere 
transferred to the building adjoining the College, the elo- 
cution room and gymnasium were combined in one and 
located in the old studio. But this year the College had 
to make room for many ambitious young people, and the 
room underwent another change. And what a grand 
transformation greeted the gaze of the returning teachers 
and pupils! From all sides were heard such exclama- 
tions, "Is it possible?" "How perfectly grand!" "I 
wish 1 had known in time." "The most beautiful rooms 
in the building," etc. And really these remarks were 
very near the truth, for instead of the one great room 
there are now three of the prettiest students' rooms in the 
house. Tlie third tloor will be the popular resort for 
this year. One might mention one exception, however; 
the elocution room has been returned to the same occu- 
pied two years ago. Here, too, some noticeable changes 
have taken place. A hall has been put in, separating 
this room from the recitation room adjoining. At the end 
of this hall is a window and a window-seat that invites 
one to rest, and many a weary one will undoubtedly rest 
there. A door to the right opens into the elocution room, 
which is generally conceded to be one of the sunniest and 
most desirable rooms the building contains. Here the 
teacher of elocution resides, and also instructs the aspi- 
rants for oratorical and dramatic fame. 

Then there is the chapel. That was reserved for the 
last because of the old saying, "The last is the best of all 
the game." We pause to admire, and remain to admire 
again. It is just what we desired; such soft, delicate 
tints, beautiful designs in the ceiling; and our opera 
chairs— we could not descend to the use of plain profes- 

sional terms in the description, nor an accurate account 
in dollars and cents of its actual cost. But we can enjoy 
and appreciate the beauty and comfort, and be thankful 
for the good things that have come in our way. We shall 
hope to see many an alumnus and patron within our 
walls as the year rolls by to see and to admire for them- 

On Wednesday evening, the faculty enjoyed a de- 
lightful hour with our ever dear and welcome friend. Dr. 
Milburn. Those who have known him in former years 
will probably recall many of the amusing anecdotes he 
was so fond of relating, nor has he lost the charm in these 
days. The teachers were very weary with the arduous 
duties of the "first day" of College, and had our caller 
been any other than Dr. Milburn, we would have made a 
poor audience indeed; but none could resist the humor 
and the thorough enjoyment with which he enlivened the 
stories of persons and places inseparably connected with 
the history of Illinois since his youth. We anticipate an- 
other visit in the near future. 

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Reception to New Students. 

BY L. A. H. 

A delightful reception was given the College pupils 
by the Senior Class Saturday night, September 17. Miss 
Graff, the class officer, and Miss Henion, class president, 
received, assisted informally by the whole class. The 
frappe was served by Misses Williams, Vertrees, Vasey 
and Phillipi. 

The feature of the evening was a flower game. The 
girls were divided into groups, each of which were given 
a flower and told to write a poem about it. There was 
much wrinkling of foreheads and chewing of pencils 
which seemed to propitiate the muses, and some new 
poets were introduced to the world. 

The committee, consisting of Misses Gilchrist and 
Austin and Dr. Harker, awarded the prize, very appropri- 
ately a bunch of flowers, to the group writing about the 

Considering the fact that the poems had to be written 
in a vei-y short time, there were some very meritorious 
ones, of which a few are here given: 


One haughty tulip, tall and red. 
Stood in the midst of the flower bed; 
One little tulip, in modest white, 
Faintly reflected the evening light. 
One household blossom, lips open wide, 
One mamma's darling, one papa's pride. 

"Forget-me-not," the lover said. 
And looked with fondness on the maid; 


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She, stooping to the river's brim, 
Pluctced the flower and gave to him. 
"Forget-me-not, when forth to war. 
At duty's call, you journey far; 
The Cuban's need, the noble deed. 
Inspire you, love, to valor's meed." 

A sweet rose nodding one day. 
Dreamily to the bee did say, 
"How 1 wish I could fly away 
To the meadows of clover and hay." 

Said the bee to the rose, 

"You should be as happy as any flower that 

So the bee and the rose 
Told each other their woes, 
Each deciding that is the way the world goes. 

Sweetest pink, it is of thee. 
Sweetest flower of the 1. F. C; 

Of thee we sing. 
Long may thy fragrance rare. 
Perfume the balmy air; 
No poets ere despair, 

Of thee, sweet pink. 

Pretty pink of grandmother's garden. 
In the days of Dolly Varden, 

To thee we sing. 
May thy beauty ever shine 
Until all future time; 
Bright as the class of '99, 

Our praise we bring. 
The violet grows on a m'ossy bank. 

Emitting its fragrance rare. 
So modest and yet so open and frank; 

Bringing gladness everywhere, 
A flower in which all graces combine. 

Just like the class of '99. 

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Belles Lettres. 

The school year has opened with a bright prospect 
for the society. 

We were pleased to see, on opening day, former 
members Jeannette Capps, Linda Layton, Ida Marsh, 
lone Keuchler, Bertha Joy, Mary Huntley and Reon 

Kate Blackburn, '83, who has been at home for a rest 
after five years' work in the mission field, has returned to 
her work in Loftcha, Bulgaria. 

The society held an election appointing temporary of- 
ficers as follows: Lora Henion, president; Lola Black- 
burn, secretary and treasurer; Margaret Brown, critic; 
Myra Henion, librarian. 

Of the former members, Nellie Cole Danely. '9-t, is to 
teach literature and history in Chaddock College thisvear. 

Amy DeMotte, '97, teaches at the Deaf and Dumb In- 
stiution in Indianapolis. 

Myrtle Layman, '9+, returns to her work at the Insti- 
tution for the Blind. 

Helen Digby, '93, moved to St. Louis this fall. 

The following was the program for Tuesday, Septem- 
ber 20: 

Music Louise Moore 

Essay Grace McCasland 

Recitation Lillie Sibert 

Vocal solo Edna McFadden 

Original story Emma Long 

Current news Lola Sellars 

E.xtemporaneous speech Margaret Brown 

Music Nelle Clarke 

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Phi Nu. 

The Phi Nu society held their first meeting on Thurs- 
day, September 15, in their hall in the Lurton building. 
In the absence of the president. Miss Louise Ellis, the vice- 
president. Miss Maude Harker, presided, and Miss Sada 
Vertrees acted as secretary in the absence of Miss Osa 
Mitchell. Quite a number of the new students were 
present, and the following program was given: 

Reading Lucile Elliott 

Extemporaneous speech Rae Lewis 

Recitation Edith Starr 

E.xtemporaneous speech Lizzie Blackburn 

Recitation Blanche Williams 

Next week occurs the election of officers for the en- 
suing term. 

Mrs. Hilsabeck, a past member of the Phi Nu, who 
was orie of the committee chosen to select the design for 
the society pin, was here with her daughter, who is to be 
a student at the College. 

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5tudio Notes. 

Another room has been added to the Fine Arts depart- 
ment — one for the use of the china painters only. 

Almost all the old students have returned and have 
started with energy into hard work. 

On Saturday mornings Miss Stiles is occupied with a 
class of teachers from the public schools, entered for drill 
in drawing. 

Mr. Johannes Shumaker, of St. Louis, the manufac- 
turer of the famous X Ray china colors, made the studio a 
visit recently. Miss Norwood, a pupil, has been in- 
troducing his colors to the china painters of Jacksonville. 
Hereafter those desiring instruction in their use can find it 

Miss Elizabeth Shuff, of New Berlin, with Miss Van 
Winkle and Miss Goltra, are among the new members of 
the class in black and white. 

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COLLEQE Greetings. 

The Class of '98. 

Emma Everts has a class in Virginia. 

Elsie Laushney is teaching school in Saverton, Mo. 

JVlaude Marker is doing post-graduate work this year. 

Mabel Okey is taking post-graduate work at the Col- 

Matie Welden is teaching music at her home in Cen- 

Katherine Keating is continuing her elocution study 
at the College. 

Grace Gilmore expects to spend part ot the year in 
study in Chicago. 

Elizabeth Winterbottom is attending the Ohio Wes- 
lyan at Deleware, Ohio. 

Helen Kennedy has a position as librarian at the 
Deaf and Dumb Institution in this city. 

A class letter has been started, and we hope to be 
able to furnish more news in the next issue of this paper. 

The nine remaining members of the class are being 
initiated into the fascinating practices of domestic science 
in their various liomes. 

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Miss Grace Ward, '95, is to teach in the cit\- schools 
the coming year. 

Mrs. Ella Stickle Crane, 'S3, has gone to California 
in search of health. 

Miss Bertha Reed, '95, will serve as preceptress in 
the college at Onarga. 

Mrs. Geo. L. Nellis. '73, is now spending a few 
weeks at her old home in the city. 

Mrs. Male Short Wadsworth, '76, of South Manches- 
ter, Conn., is here visiting her parents. Dr. and Mrs. 

Mrs. Edith Crum Skiles, '95, is the happy mother of 
a little daughter who, it is hoped, will study at I. F. C. 
some sixteen years hence. 

Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Lambert entertained a large com- 
pany at6 o'clock dinner Tuesday, the 13th Inst., in honor 
of Rev. Mr. Wadsworth and wife. 

Mr. and Mrs. T. L. Hodgens, of Crestline, Ohio, 
have a daughter, Eva Gertrude. Miss Hodgens will be 
remembered as Miss Bessie Wright, '94-. 

Mrs. E. C. Lambert, '73, was one of the speakers to 
address the great throng that filled the opera house Sep- 
tember 17 and to welcome home the members of Co. I. 

Miss Anna Bronson, '92, has received an appointment 
as art teacher in the city schools. She is now in Canton 
more fully preparing herself for her work which will be- 
gin in October. 

Mrs. Eleanor Pitner McFarland, '91, at the late ses- 
sion of conference of the M. E. Church South, read a pa- 
per on missions, which was received with high praise and 
its publication requested in the church papers. 

Miss Carrie Crane, who will be remembered as a stu- 
dent of '84, h-as recently married a Boston physician, Dr. 
Tilton, and is making her home in that city. Mrs. Tilton 
is a talented vocalist, having spent several years in study 
abroad. She sang in a London church and later in both 
Chicago and Boston churches. 

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College Briefs. 

Miss Tanner is the new teacher of English. 

There is one new practice room, and two rooms with 
two pianos each for concert purposes. 

There have been improvements in the dining room in 
the way of painting and new pictures. 

A statuette of Stephen A. Douglas has been presented 
to the College by Mrs. Mary E. Owens of this city. 

Thursday, the 15th, Prof. Soldan gave a violin reci- 
tal, which visibly brightened the College atmosphere. 

In the art department a new method of china painting 
is being taught which is very superior to the old, requir- 
ing less firing. 

The harmony students are to be taught altogether in 

a single class, recitations four times a day. Counterpoint 

is also taught in class. 

Thursday morning a communion service for tlie 

household was conducted by Dr. Thornton, Rev. Mr. 

Flagge and Rev. Mr. Wood. 

The department of elocution opens with several new 
and nearly all the old pupils. There are three candidates 
for graduation from this course. 

The teachers of last year have all returned with the 
exception of Miss Massie, who is spoken of as an October 
bride-to-be in a late Barry paper. 

The house students already number 68, which is 19 
more than last year. Ten among the number are seniors. 
The total enrollment has reached 120. 

The newly elected senior class officers are as follows: 
Lora Henion, president; Ida Phillipi, secretary; Allie 
Vasey, treasurer; Blanche Williams, marshal. 

On Saturday morning, the class of '99, made its first 
formal entrance into chapel, giving class yell and College 
cheer. The seats were draped with the class colors. 

Miss Patterson's recitation room has been repapered, 
re-painted and made very attractive for the little people. 
This department opens with a larger attendance than ever 

A letter has been received from Mr. E. A. MacDowell, 
the distinguished composer, expressing heartiest interest 
in the musical society named in his honor, and his readi- 
ness to lielp it in any way he can. 

The chapel has been refitted at a cost of over J600, 

the ceiling alone costing $225. A new Wilton carpet has 

been laid on the stairs and hall of third lloor, and the 

wood-work newly grained. Double beds in the rooms 

,, are being replaced by iron single beds. 

CoLLEGB Greetings. 

Vol. II. 

Jacksonville, III., October, 1898. 

No. 2. 




They passed him by in silent scorn, — 

The beggar in his rags, — 
And on he fared that wintry morn, 
Despondent, desolate, forlorn. 
His heart with grief and passion torn, — 

A beggar in his rags. 

They gathered up their robes of state. — 

'Twas time of festival, — 
And entered through the palace gate. 
Their faces bright, their hearts elate. 
Nor thought of him whose bitter fate 

Shut him without the wall. 

But when the beggar died, his rags 

in loathing cast aside 
And spurned by every passing heel. 
Were mangled with the mill's great wheel. 
And tortured, could such vile things feel. 

Till they were purified. 

And there, upon the snowy page, 

A poet traced his line; 
The clustered psalms in glory shone 
As stars in some celestial zone. 
So pure the beggar's rags had grown. 
So meet for words divine. 
Jacksonville, 111. 

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In great-grandfather's will mention is made of "poor 
daughter Dorothy," said daughter Dorothy to enter into 
possession of a certain tract of land "lying in the county 
of Jefferson and State of Virginia, at the head of Bull-skin, 
which tract was surveyed in the name of the late General 
Washington, and by him conveyed to me." 

The face of Dorothy in the antique locket is in profile, 
bending downwards. It is not beautiful hut it is arch and 

Dorothy wishes she were beautiful, she tttls us in 
her diarv, and she naively goes on to say "because my 
cousin Julia Malbone hath great besuty." 

It is a pitv for Julia that the pen of an adversary, only. 

has sketched her, for with all the acknowledged charm of 
black eyes and a stately figure, our sympathies must for- 
ever go out to great-aunt Dorothy, who writes circumstan- 
tially of various wordy battles in which the caustic wit of 
Julia left heart-burnings for Dorothy. 

The pages further on are filled with events that made 
up the ancient life among the fox-hunting, old Virginia 
squires, and here "cousin Walthall," from somewhere in 
Maryland, first appears in Dorothy's confidences with her 
receptive friend, the diary. It seems to have been a pre- 
vious arrangement among the elders that Julia Malbone 
■was to become young Mistress Walthall. The affair 
might have terminated as designed if Julia could have re- 
strained her very feminine delight over the possession of 
so comely a sweetheart. But it seems she could not. and 
the spirit of mischief entered into Dorothy's soul. The 
Maryland cousin must have been an impressionable \outh, 
and Dorothy was sixteen, and Dorothy's eyes as they 
still look out of the old medallion locket are very blue and 
very bewitching, and— well! it is racy reading in the old 

It is a hard pen, a slightly cruel pen that details the 
growing interest the young Marylander has in her. It 
merrily moves on and fixes all the bitter flings of Julia 
Malbone and her subterfuges to win back the constancy 
of her sweetheart. 

The decisive moment came at last when they were 
standing on the broad stone terrace late one evening after 
a ride. Cousin Walthall had assisted Dorothy to dis- 
mount, and sometliing in his attitude, or her gay accep- 
tance of a deference which Julia rightly thought belonged 
to her, stung her into a blinding burst of rage. 

Raising her riding whip, she gave her rival a wicked 
cut across the face. 

The silence must have been awful out there on the 

J he red blood showed a straight gash across Doro- 
thy's lip and cheek, but she never flinched. She looked 
full into the white face of her beautiful adversary and 
burst into mocking laughter. 

Instantly the Marylander had passed to her side and 
wiped the blood from Dorothy's tender cheek with his 
own fine cambric handkerchief, and bending over her so- 
licitously, led her into the house, brushing past Julia, ig- 
noring her altogether, and leaving her alone on the terrace 
—alone but for her reflections. 

An insult so deep could have no forgiveness in Vir- 
ginia ethics. The breach between Julia and the Mary- 
lander seems to ha\'e widened, and he fills more fully 


CoLLKGE Greetings. 

than ever the pages of the ancient diary. His immaculate 
lace ruffles and silver l<nee-buckles are accorded consider- 
able space, the graces of his person, and the charm and 
variety of his conversation are dwelt upon until it is with 
no surprise we read in the quaint phrase of the time that 
he and Dorothy are "contracted for." 

Then, for the first time, a real womanly compunction 
wakens in Dorothy's soul, and she wonders if Julia Mal- 
bone did not suffer when she had to give up cousin Wal- 
thall. She is learning for the first time that one can never 
snatch another's happiness without having its perfection 
marred by rememberance of the other's pain. 

There are tea-drinkings, and meets, and the like, in 
which the young couple seem to have been the central 
figures, and Dorothy makes no more lament for the beauty 
of Julia Malbone. No doubt she has discovered that hap- 
piness is the great beautifier, after all. 

it is the evening before tlie wedding, and she is going 
for a ride with her betrothed. She has evidently laid her 
pen aside hurriedly, for the narrative stops abruptly. 

There is a tradition that her horse took fright as they 
were crossing a stream and she was thrown into the water. 
The creek was shallow, but the bed of it was of solid rock. 
Her sweetheart sprang after her, but it was too late to 
break her fall, and he carried her home, unconscious, smit- 
ten with some terrible spinal malady that left her an inva- 
lid for life. And that was why that note of sad solicitude 
crept into the severe wording of her father's will when he 
bequeathed her the tract ''at the head of Bull-skin." 

There was never but a single sentence written in the 
diary afterward. There is no date to this last entry, and 
it is traced in a wavering, uncertain hand. Many blank 
pages are turned before it is reached, but the deepest, the 
saddest experience of liuman hearts never find expression — 
they are voiceless and can only be lived. 

The entry is this: "I wonder what the future holdeth 
in punishment of sin when it doth sometime lay so heav- 
ily upon us here." 

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From Jacksonville to Loftcha. 


As the sun sank slowly in the west, at the close of a 
beautiful July day, a little group of relatives and friends, 
among them the honored president of Illinois Female Col- 
lege and his wife, gathered at the Wabash depot to see 
me start on my long journey. 

At 8:57 the train pulls out and soon Jacksonville is 
lost in the distance. On we go, through Illinois, Indiana, 
Ohio, Ontario, and Saturday evening, July 9, finds me at 
Buffalo, N. Y., where I spend several days with the fam- 
ily of Rev. G. S. Davis, former superintendent of the Bul- 
garian mission. Jhence on the West Shore Line I go to 
New York, arriving there July U. Ticket must be se- 

cured, money changed, baggage attended to. and then 1 
visit the Book Concern, JVlission Rooms and the Dea- 
coness Home, all of which are the just pride of loyal 
Methodists. One night is spent at Farmingdale, Long Is- 
land, and Saturday July 16, at 2 p. m., the "Campania," 
with almost 1800 aboard, 1400 of whom are passengers, 
slowly moves away from the docks. On, through the 
beautiful harbor, a few hours, and we catch the last 
glimpse of our native land. We are out on tlie "briny 

The services on the Sabbath are as follows: An Epis- 
copal church service in the first cabin dining saloon at 10 
a. m. A Roman Catholic service in the second dining sa- 
loon at ? p. 111. An open air prayer and song service at 1 
p. m. and 7 p. in. 1 he latter service is conducted by an 
M. E. minister and participated in by a number of Chris- 
tian workers. 

Monday and Tuesday evenings the passengers are 
favored with lectures on Palestine by another minister. 

Wednesday evening, by special request, another gos- 
pel service is held. 

Thursday evening is given up to an entertainment for 
the benefit of the "Sailors' Homes" in New York and 

With the exception of one night, the voyage is calm 
throughout, "A calm summer sea" perhaps best describes 
the appearance of the deep blue waves and rainbow-dash- 
ing spray. 

The last night of the voyage, we are in dense fog, 
and this delays our landing until the morning of July 23. 

Having no personal acquaintance on board, I felt at 
first almost lost in the throng, but it was easy to find con- 
genial friends. Soon after we started, a lady, noticing 
my Epworth League badge, stepped up to me, saying, "1 
see you belong to the Epworth League?" Of course it was 
easy to get acquainted. A city missionary and his wife 
Irom New Jersey, manifested a great interest in my work 
and mission. Others likewise showed such friendliness, 
that at the end of the week 1 felt quite loth to part with 
persons who, a few days before, were perfect strangers. 

From Liverpool, direct to London by the Midland 
Railway, I pass through the "Sw itzerland of England," 
and it is worthy tlie name. 

The Sabbath is spent in London. Monday evening 
1 proceed on my way, reaching Queensboro at 10 p. m., 
take the steamer, and the remainder of the night is occu- 
pied in crossing the channel. We arrive in Flushing early 
in the morning. Four hours we traverse the lowlands 
of Holland. Grain fields are teeming with the industrious 
people. Charming weather makes the scene even more 
impressive. By 9:30 a. m. we are in Goch, the German 
frontier. Here the /i//i£ changes, and our watches are moved 
one hour ahead. Inspection of baggage is not rigid and 
we soon pass on. The large cities of Hanover, Leipsic, 
Dresden and many of smaller size, with the farm land be- 
tween, indicate to us something of the beauty and pros- 



CoLi^EOE Greetings. 

peritv of the German Empire. We travel within its 
bounds until 3:3U the next morning, when Bodenbach is 
announced. Once more the interesting proceeding "of in- 
specting baggage is repeated, this time with greater an- 
noyance. From Bodenbach to Prague the scenery is de- 
lightfully picturesque, the v/inding Elbe, the surrounding 
hills and mountains leave a most favorable impression of 
Bohemia. By 2 p. m. Vienna is in sight, and soon 1 am 
driven through its beautiful streets to the Metropolitan ho- 
tel where I rest until the next morning. Then I take the 
direct train for Sofia. Bulgaria. Before reaching Vienna 
there was a notable absence of cornfields, but as we pass 
the line into Austria-Hungary, fields of this waving cereal 
spread out before us, reminding me of Illinois, our own 
"Prairie State." 

All day long we are on Austrian territory. At 10 p. 
m. there is a stir, armed officials enter the train, but there 
is no occasion for alarm, we are only nearing the impor- 
tant kingdom of Scrvia, and not only must our baggage 
be overhauled, h\A passports are now demanded. Soon 
the lights in the dtstance inform us that Belgrade is near. 
We are lelt in peace the lemainder of the night to traverse 

Friday morning, by 9 a. m., the proceeding of the 
previous night is repeated, for we have arrived at the Bul- 
garian border. Zaribrod is in sight and soldiers of a 
different garb claim the right to inspect baggage and pass- 
ports. Here, too. our timepieces must be again adjusted. 

The buildings are not the most beautiful, nor the cos- 
tiHTies the most attractive I have seen in my travels, but 
there is a home-like feeling steals over me as 1 enter once 
more the boundaries of Bulgaria. Here, at least, the lan- 
guage is intelligible to me. Nor can 1 refrain from con- 
trasting my first entrance, nearly six years ago, on a bleak 
December morning, from the northern shore, with this 
entrance on a lovely summer day from the south. 

By 11 a. m we are in Sofia. This is my first view of 
the capital. Although not impressed by its beauty, as a 
citv, I admire the location. 

Sofia lies within the bounds of the Congregational 
Mission, and 1 accept a cordial invitation to spend the 
Sabbath at the home of the Congregational minister. 

Detained by business until Tuesday 1 have, on Mon- 
day, an opportunity to attend a picnic on the mountain 
side, here in sight of the eternal snow we have also a 
fine view of Sofia. Next morning 1 take the train for Ro- 
man. The landscape between Sofia and Roman is indeed 
romantic. Precipitous cliffs, great gorges, suggest thoughts 
of the "Tyrol." 

12:30 p. m. finds us in Roman, the last railroad sta- 
tion. The next fifty miles 1 must travel in a vehicle called 
in Bulgaria, pytone, a very comfortable sort of carriage. 
Several of these are in waiting at the railroad station and, 
as usual, the drivers ask enormous prices. They expect 

us to "make a bargain" with them, so after naming a 
reasonable price. 1 leave them alone knowing that b\e 
and bye they will come to terms. Soon, in comes a Turk 
ready to accept the offer. 

Would that 1 had his photo, just as he looked in na- 
tive garb, fez, girdle and all. though you might be horri- 
fied at the thought of my starting off with such a looking 
specimen of humanity. But most of these Turks are good 
drivers and are usually safe. In this instance, another car- 
riage was also bound for Loftcha and this somewhat relieved 
the loneliness of a naturally isolated and not always safe 
road. By 2 p. m. we are on the way. Nature looks her 
loveliest. Hills and valleys, winding streams and rivers, 
woodland and meadow, combine to make the scenery 
charming to the e\e. Recent rains have destroyed bridges 
and several rivers are to be forded. At 8 p. m. we reach 
the village where we are to spend the night. 

The inn or khan, as it is called, is built around an in- 
closure. Within the inclosure is place for the pvtones. 
The horses also have place there, and above are rooms 
for guests. My bedroom is furnished with bed, table and 
candle. 1 have my own pillow and sleep comfortably. 
A tin can with water and a tin basin in the hallwav. serve 
as accommodation for toilet purposes for all the guests. 

At six o'clock next morning. August 3, we start on 
the last half day's journey. Scenery continues about the 
same. At one point we find "guards" stationed to keep 
watch for highway robbers who have been detected near 
these parts. 

With the exception of a half hour's stop the journey is 
continued steadily until 1 p. m.. w hen Loftcha appears in 
sight. Our church steeple and school building, being on 
high ground, are first seen. About two miles outside the 
city our native pastor meets me. A little farther on, 1 am 
greeted by a group of school-girls, who reside in the city. 
They come laden with flowers. Another quarter of a mile, 
and still other friends, likewise bringing boquets, then at 
the very entrance of the city, two more girls, bearing the 
same beautiful tokens of regard. How familiar every- 
thing looks! The native buildings, the crooked streets, 
the water fountains ! And yonder up the street stands 
open the school-gate and Miss Diem runs out to meet me, 
while one or two other friends wait at the gate. 

The grass is fresh and green, the flowers blooming as 
ii in springtime, the two tall oleanders on either side of 
the walk look like two trees laden with beautiful roses. 

I am escorted to my room, which loving hands have 
made ready for my arrival. Everything has been put in 
its familiar place, even my low rocker by the window, 
hooks on the table, flowers in the vases, and my writing 
desk stands invitingly open. Dinner is ready out under 
the trees. 

1 look out of the window at the winding river, beyond 
at the rock\- bluff. Yes, this is Loftcha unchanged. I 



silentU' thank (iod tor a sate return to ni\ field ot labor. 
Soon the premises will resound with the happy voices of 
school-girls, but now thev are quiet, 'lis vacation. 

As I review my journey, Jacksonville and Lottcha 
seem nearer to each other than ever before. 
I.oftcha, Bulgaria. Aii«. 21'., ISOS. 

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The Raggedy Man. 

BY L. A. H. 

"And there thev sat a-poppingcorn" — not John Styles 
and Susan Cutter, but two Colle.i^e girls in the laborator\' 
during the half holiday. They were evidentiv hatching 
some plot, for there was a faint smell ot burning corn as if 
more important matters were on hand. 

•■Well. Nell. 1 don't know vet whether I like her or 
not. she is such a quiet little mite." 

■•| heard her say the other day that she alwa\s looked 
under her bed to see if there was a man there." 

••Just as it there would be a man get as far as the up- 
per hall." was Jessie's laughing repK . 

■•Well, what do \ou sa\ to our stuffing a man and put- 
ting it under the bed? 1 have an idea a good scare would 
cure her of her foolish fears.'' 

So the two girls concocted their plan, which was to be 
carried out when the gas bell rang that night. With some 
difficulty and danger of exposure, the conspirators procured 
a suit of clothes from the porter, and awaited developments. 

The \oung girl who was the victim of the joke had 
arrived late in the term, and being so shv had not become 
acquainted \\ itli the main' light hearted girls who were 
overflow ing v\ ith tun and good cheer. 

As the little maid Mary came to her room that night. 
she proceeded to undress. When ready for bed she knelt 
down by the bedside and said her prayers; asking God's 
blessing upon her room-mate, Jessie, and all the rest of 
the girls. It was such a simple girlish prayer, that the 
girls, hid in the closet, w islied that ragged\' man had 
never been created. 

As usual, when her prayers was over. Mar\' took a 
surreptitious peep under the bed and then a wild scream 
rang out, which brought the girls from their hiding place 
and the teacher from the end of the hall. 

The poor frightened child had fainted, and w hen a 
while later, a limp white faced girl was put to bed and ihe 
doctor's verdict was given— nervous prostration, two 
penitent girls were seen going to the teacher's room where 
e,\planations were made. The teacher being wise and 
tactful saw that further punishment was not necessary. 

Mary was told about the trick, and being such a gen- 
tle loving girl, the plotters were forgiven. The friendship 
then formed between the three girls v\as a lasting one. 
and after school da\s were past, the little episode was 

talked over, and one was heard to remark as she kissed 
the sweet face of her friend, ■■Well, anyway dear, we 
would not have been such fast friends if it hadn't been for 
the ragged\' man." 

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As You Look At It. 

BY E. L. B. 

It was a warm September evening and the atmosphere 
at thedormitorv seemed almost stitling. In a small room 
at the top story sat a young woman witli her arms on a 
little study table Before her. 

A pile of books lay near, and it would not have been 
difficult to surmise how much of their contents the girl 
knew. A sour, discontented expression had settled upon 
her face, and she leaned her cheek wearily upon her hand. 

Across the room was another girl stretched la/il\ up- 
on a divan. The girl at the table fmally roused herself 
and said: ••How did \ou like the speaker at chapel. Cad?" 

••(Jh. he's just like all the rest— preaching what he 
doesn't practice" v\astheuncomplimentar\- reply. ••That's 
a part of such people's business, you know, to go around 
reproving others and telling them of their great opportun- 
ities and responsibilities. I tell you, I'm tired of it all. 
There's nothing practical in it, and when it is sifted down 
to the real thing, what is there in a student's life that's 
elevating? Dr. Crain made quite a flowery speech, I'll 
admit, but if he had to grind, grind, grind as we do, he'd 
wear a different face and sav less about our advantages." 

The girl on the divan, having fniished this extended 
speech, gave a sofa-cushion a somewhat ungentle pat and 
settled back in a comfortable place. 

But the small person atthe table seemed to be repress- 
ing some agitation. She looked wistfully at her room- 
mate for some minutes. At length she said: "•Yes, but 
don't you really ever have feelings like Dr. Crain told of — 
ambitions, you know, and all that?" As she spoke she 
leaned forward with an eager look on her face, as if her 
f; iend's answer was to be of great importance. 

I he girl among the cushions assumed a more erect 
position, and said: ••Yes. I've had what you might call 
ambition, or I suppose I v\'ould never have been here. 
But it's nearly gone now, I've seen so much of the homelv 
side of life. People talk of ambition, but the\" don't know 
how hard it is for some of us who know what actual toil 
is drudgerx. I call if." 

••Yes. but don't you think that we could be happier 
and more ambitious if we tried? There's that little Miss 
Campbell who rooms in that stuffy room at the end of the 
corridor. She works hard from morning till night and yet 
she wears a radiant sniile most of the time. Her face tair- 
1\ shone to-day when she said '■Good morning." 

••Oh yes. but it's as natural for her to be happ\' and 
hopeful as it is for her to breathe. She simpl\- doesn't 

CoLT^EGE Greetings. 


know any other way." The girl on the divan sank back 
among the pillows again. But her room-mate seemed 
anxious to prolong the conversation. 

"After all," she said, "it may be hard for her. too, al- 
though she doesn't show it. 1 saw her yesterday when 
she looked quite sad for a minute and it was so unusual 
that 1 asked her if she wasn't well. But she only said 
that her mother had been ill and that she was afraid she 
didn't have much faith, for she was worried about it. 
"Odd speech, wasn't it?" and the girl at the table looked 
amused. "Now, 1 expect everybody has troubles, but I 
didn't think she had many, or she couldn't pretend to be so 
happy. I've heard it rumored that her father died when 
she was seventeen, and that she has worked hard to sup- 
port the mother and children till this year when it was 
possible for her to come to college again. I don't see what 
she has to make her happy, I'm sure. 

I wonder if she takes second year Greek this term. I 
think I'll ask her to come in some evening to study with 
us. Perhaps she'll bring a little sunshine or ambition in- 
to this dingy room— not that I really expect to absorb an>' 
of it, though." 

The girl at the table smiled quaintly, and took up a 
book with a determined look in her e\e. I fancy that a 
little beginning of the sunshine had already crept in for 
with the desire comes light. 

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Miss McCasland spent a Sunday in Lynnville. 

Allie Vasey visited her home one day this month. 

Professor Day takes dinner at the College this year. 

Dr. and Mrs. Marker spent a few days in Chicago 

Miss Miller and Miss Achenbach spent Sunday. Oc- 
tober 2, at home. 

Miss Farmer spent October 12 in town with her uncle. 
Professor Henninger. 

Mrs. Lyman's daughter. Miss Etta, has spent several 
Sundays at the College. 

Miss Beggs, who went home for a few davs on account 
of ill health, has returned. 

Miss Emma Chase, '98, was a guest at Illinois Female 
College a few days this month. 

Miss E. Ray Lewis stayed over night with Miss 
Kreider one Friday last month. 

Mae Thompson's smiling face was missed from the 
halls during her visit home in Virden. 

Miss Fannie Davenport spent Sunday. October 9. 
with Grace Wood, '98, at the "Elms." 

Four new girls have been added to our "happy fam- 
ily:" Misses Horny, Murdock, Hill and Wilcox. 

Miss Cox, a sister of Daisy Cox, a former Illinois Fe- 
male College girl, is at her home in Cooperstown. 

Miss Hilsabeck had the company of her little sister 
and her grand-father at dinner one dav last month. 

Osa and Ora Mitchell, two of our most popular girls 
of the past year, are now enjoying their work at Oberlin, 

Brown Mcllvaine. from Tuscola, spent two davs with 
his sister, Leah, recently. Miss Mcllvaine says that her 
popularity was greater than ever before. 

Miss Dickson now presides over the largest tables in 
the dining room. Twelve girls, instead of eight, are now 
watched over by Miss Dickson's stern eye. 

On Saturday evening. October I, Miss Austin treated 
the girls on her hall to a taffy pull in the labarator\-. She 
was assisted bv Miss Cole, and all en]o\ed themselves 

Our College is filled to overflowing. Prof. Day has 
been moved to the wing in order to make an extra bed- 
room of the old music room. The organ will be moved, 
but where is not yet decided. 

Thirteen of the girls were at .Armstrong's gallery 
watching for a little bird, the first Monday morning after 
school commenced. The recognition must have been mu- 
tual, for the results were splendid. 

Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Wackerle, and Mr. and Mrs. D. 
H. Lollis, of Meredosia, have recently visited [)r. Harker 
and wife. Mr. Lollis is one of the College trustees, and 
was greatly interested in the improvements that have 
been made. 

Miss Elizabeth Winterbottom, '98. who is now at 
Ohio Wesleyan, has written to several of her teachers. 
She is enjoying her school work, and we are sure will 
make as great a success of it as of her Illinois Female 
College work. 

Mrs. Lambert's long association with the College, and 
knowledge of school-girls' likings, prompted her kind 
invitation to Illinois Female College girls to visit her per- 
simmon tree. It is the cordial wish of those who availed 
themselves of this invitation, that said persimmon tree 
may continue to live and bear much fruit as long as the 
Illinois Female College shall stand. 



I'ublislifd Moiitlily durin.!,' tlir (.ollegf Year, 

DELLA DIMMITT, '86. Editor. 

LURA A. HEXIOX, -99. \ " " ' 

College Editors. 



Alumnae, Faculty and Students are invited to contribute 
articles, personals and items. 

All communications should ije addressed to 


Jacksonville, Illinois. 


l«^ ,* 

WH oftentimes speak ot the cuHci^e worM as if it 
were representative of tlie larger woi Id witliout, with its 
"All sorts and conditions of men." But the college world 
is supposed to be made up of individuals who have certain 
definite aims of a nobler sort, and this oneness of purpose 
creates an atmosphere such as exists nowhere else. 

In Eniiland in the sixteenth centur\'. a common salu- 
tation was. "What a fine day it is! let us go out and kill 
something" -it mattered little whether the game were 
man or beast. 

Ill one of the recent summer assemblies this subject was 
under discussion, whether the instinct to kill did not still ex- 
ist in us, held in abeyance by law. but still finding expres- 
sion in the spirit of retaliation, in envy, detraction and the 
numberless ways in which one seeks to injure another. 
The only way of arriving at a conclusion was for each one 
to look within, and give his testimony as to what he saw 
in his own soul. The conclusion was, that there is a 
touch of cruelty in all of us. 

Perhaps Thoreau saw clearly the w hole truth when 
he said. "I found in myself, and still find, an instinct 
toward a higher, or, as it is named, spiritual life, as do 
most men, and another toward a primitive rank and sav- 
age one.'" 

In the college world it is one long, sustained effort to 
grow toward this "higher and spiritual life." The weak- 
nesses, the faults, the evil, that belongs to the human na- 
ture are not eliminated. Perhaps they never will be, and 
the very last representative of the race may have to fight 
his battle with the same inclinations towards evil, but if 
those inclinations are held in subjection, and he is thor- 
oughly master of himself — if he has "let his mind descend 
into his body and redeem it" he will have risen just a 
little higher than the angels. 

The self-knowledge, in itself, may be a source of 
strength, and along with this self-knowledge there springs 
up a clearer apprehension of the difficulties that hedge 
others about, a new charit\' for the small faults, the weak- 

nesses that we, ourselves, possess "in like measure with 
them," and a strong desire for helping others. 

Its helpfulness— perhaps that is, after all. the chief 
element in the college atmosphere that is so stimulating, 
life-giving, and in it's strength and purity such as we 
never breathe but once in a life-time. 

Something comes back to me which Arnold once said, 
its clear, strong English embraces it all. it is "Sweetness 
and light." 

MaN'Y letters have come to the (i/rrti/ij^'-s since the 
September number that are full of the kindliest interest. 
The responsive chord has been touched by something in 
the columns, or something read between the lines. 

From one ot them is this: "The Grrrfhii^s comes in- 
deed like a triendl\ visitor, and 1 am glad to know of it's 
success, and although many of the names are new to me. 
and "gone are all the old familiar faces'' from its busy 
halls, yet it is with real interest that 1 read its pages, and, 
likethewriterofthearticle "Number 19," inyourSeptember 
number, 1, too. think there are ghosts that haunt the dear 
old rooms of Illinois Feiiiale College. But like Hamlet's 
ghost, we are "honest ones." and will do no harm. 

We are sure all will be glad to note the names of the 
two new editors whose work has added so much to the 
interest of the October nurnber. and also glad to trace the 
new touch that is being gi\'en to the Gri-i/ini^s back of 
the modest initials and the unsigned work to the girls, 
themselves. It has been said many times during the last 
month that there is the best material, and the best repre- 
sentative class of girls in the College this year that there 
has ever been. It comes as the spontaneous expression 
of the "rank outsider," but there is a familiar sort of a 
sound to it, as if we had all heard it vears before. 

The fact is, there have been just about fift\-two or 
three years, in all. when the College had the ver\' finest 
class of girls that ever was— the rest of the \ ears, the ma- 
terial was very poor, very poor indeed. 

The charming illustrations in this number are all 
from our own studio, the work of Miss Stiles' pupils. The 
head-piece of the "Whispering Gallery,'' that so well in- 
terprets the design of that department, is the work of Miss 
France Wakelv. The two illustrations for the seniors' 
evening at Morgan lake, and the other dainty sketch 
are b\' Miss Elizabeth Sliuff. and the cap and gown bv 
Miss Bessie Marker. In some of the forthcoming numbers 
a new and extremely unique idea is to be followed out in 
the illustrations that will be watched for with interest. 

MRS. OLIVER'S story, "The Girls of Moftatt Hall," 
will come in the November number. It is a ver\- sweet and 
touching little stor\-, and proves in its own wa\-. that Mrs. 
Oliver's gifts do not all lie along the line of the one art 
she has cultivated most. 

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CoLT^EOE Greetings. 


Cbc CClhispcring Gallery. 


Unknowing stranger, come listen to me. 
And I'll tell you a story of old 1. F. C, 
How fourteen fair maidens, from largest to least, 
Prepared one fine even for a grand mid-night feast. 
Tliese maidens, unruly and hard to control. 
Had gone in the day-time to take a short stroll, 
But the stroll was extended to shopping i fear. 
Por thev called at the fruit-stand and grocer\- near. 
Bed time came promptly, and each little maid. 
Upon the soft pillow her naughtv head laid. 
But the principal went calling on largest and least. 
For she'd heard of the plan for the grand mid-niglit 

She invited each maiden to leave her soft bed. 
And solemnly summoned lier unto the ""spread." 
Saying, alas, as she entered each den 
That the "feast of the mid-night" must vanish by ten. 
Unto the library the maidens repaired. 
Thinking in sorrow of how they had fared; 
Hither and thither they fled in their fright. 
Wondering what else should befall them that night. 
But supper was spread and the feast was begun. 
But sad to relate, ere the revel was done, 
• The clock had struck ten, and the facult\- wise. 
Stood in the door with sorrowful e\ es. 
Strangers, no doubt, would puzzle their heads. 
To know if the teachers would sanction such spreads. 
But this is the rumor which yet has not ceased, 
'"That some of the/acu/fy -went to \^t feast!" 

"Miss Blank, what are the kinds of propositions?" 
"Immediate and infernal." 

A girl translating German: "Schweizer Reforjiia- 
toren," "'The door-keaper of the Reformation.'' 

The system of star-tables has again been taken up. 
and it is to be hoped that the > oung lady by tliat name 
will entirely redeem herself b\' being on time everx- morn- 

One of the girls who had an Illinois Female College 
sofa pillow, took it down to the Sunday night meeting to 
sit on. It is rather unusual for a girl to sit down on the 
College in that style. 

Soph. — What makes dogs spotted, professor? 

Prof.— I can't just give you the scientific reason. Do 
>"ou know? 

Soph. — Yes. the spots, of course. 

Some of the girls are interested in child stud\\ as one 
girl found several articles of her clothing made up into 
quite a respectable doll. The visitor had forgotten to 
""take her dolly and go home."' 

it is said a small load of hay is called a '"jag." Now, 
of course, none ot the juniors or seniors were ""on a jag" 
Monday, but how about the other girls who had a spread 
of their own. and next day had the doctor? 

Senior.- How do \ou spell encore? 

Freshman. — E-n-c-o-r-e. 
• Senior. — There! 1 wrote home this morning and said 
that 1 was a-n-c-h-o-r-e-d in societw 

On a recent Saturday night, a series of remarkable 
shadow pictures were said to have been thrown on the 
wall in the front hall. By a strange coincidence it hap- 
pened to have been the night of the ".Midnight Feast.'' 

The Psychology class have been making inquiries 
concerning the relation between the size of the brain and 
mental capacity. Miss W — asked Miss A— if fish worms 
didn't have immense brains for their size, as thev 
were so intelligent. 

It was not known until recently that anv of our\oung 
ladies possessed the peculiar talents of circus-performers, 
however the fact was made evident on (jne Saturdav night 
recently. It is said that the sword-swallower, the three- 
legged woman and the window-sill walker plaved their 
parts admirablw Call at room twentv-seven for further 

Two of the main-hall girls discovered several Sunda\ s 
ago. that by eliding the initial letter of their last names 
and substituting G, they would spell "Goose" and 
"Geese." The young ladies became verv hilarious upon 
making this discovery, and a teacher, coming to quell the 
disturbance, remarked after hearing the cause, that she 
would pluck them and call them "down." 

Apropos of the size of brain vs. knowledge; the bed 
in one of the rooms fell down during a night after the oc- 
cupants. had had an evening of hard study. The strange 
thing about it was that^ it was the head which broke. 
Now. whether it was because one girl had been stud\ing 
harmon\', or the other being a senior and naturalK having 
a heavy brain, caused the casualty, is not known. 

Not long ago one of our seniors received a letter from 
a young man who is a clerk in a china store. The 
following story was told: ""A voung lady went into 
the store one day and asked to see some clothes-hampers. 
After the clerk had taken all of them, except one, down 
from the shelf, the supposed customer remarked, ""1 am 
merely waiting for my sister." The clerk replied earnest- 
ly, that if she thought that her sister was in the one on 
the shelf, he would take it down and let her look in that, 




Faculty Concert. 

'^x ^ ,,,,,,, ,, ,.,,,,,,,, At! 

The facultv of the College of Music gave, on Thurs- 
day evening, October 13, a very fitting opening to the 
more than a score of concerts and recitals announced for 
as many dates during the coming year. 

The character of their initial program should inspire a* 
hearty interest in succeeding programs under their direc- 
tion, for it exhibited in a remarkable manner, both as to 
content and performance, a rare example of what is being 
accomplished to-day by the solo artist in musical America, 
while the elocution numbers would serve in correct- 
ing false standards for that art. Miss Cole's self-poise 
and beautiful interpretations in all her work so holds the 
listener's attention, that the final impression is not of the 
speaker, but a fine appreciation of the thought. 

Mr. Day was in excellent form, and the progress of 
the program unfolded in an unusual manner his rare gifts 
as soloist, accompanist and composer. 

In the sonata for piano and violin. Op. 8 (Grieg), his 
ability in concerted work was shown in a charming manner, 
and the sympathetic tones of the violin under the skilled 
touch of Mr. Soldan, seemed fairly to live and breathe again 
the fragrance of the Norwegian pines. 

Mr. Day is always happy in his interpretations, and 
especially in the work of Chopin, whose Fantaisie. Op. 
49, on this occasion enriched the hearers in a manner not 
soon to be forgotten. Every passage was brought out 
with due brilliancy and grace. 

It is hard to describe good music, and sometimes the 
critic must content himself by noting the effect upon the 
audience which, in this case, was instant, and Mr. Dav 
graciousK responded to the long and hearty applause b\' 
playing Bourree, I Tours). 

Later in the evening a recent song from his pen, "I 
Love You, Dear," was sung by Miss Kreider. The dis- 
tinctive originality of the composition was decidedK- 
marked, and the steady progression of delightful harmon- 
ies and dignity of the music lift the words out of the com- 
mon-place and the sentimental, and give them a noble 
setting, which by common consent "is beautiful." We 
hope for an early appearance of his next production. 

Mr. Soldan's playing was most highly appreciated. 
The difficult Faust Fantaisie of Sarasate, was brilliantly 
rendered. The freedom with which he handled the bow, 
sometimes commanding, sometimes coaxing the tones 
from the sweet voiced instrument, held his audience in 
lively expectancy till the close of the number, when thev 
would not be satisfied till, after a second recall, he re- 
sponded with Konianza. (Beethovtni. 

■Vliss Kreider was in excellent voice, and her skillful 
use of it in the Romanza and Cabaletta, (Donizetti), won 
for her rare praise. Her rich voice, in song, always touches 
a sympathetic chord in her audience. The beauties of the 
song, in whatever style, are never lost when she renders 
it; instead they are discovered, and her power with her 
hearers grows with repeated appearances. Jackson\ille 
audiences always greet her with hearty applause. 

Miss Dickson, too, is a favorite with the musical pub- 
lic, showing as she does in her playing, exceptional tech- 
nic, which seems equal to any demand. This was well 
shown in her rendering of the Fugue in D major, (Guil- 
mant), abounding as it does in difficulties, but the full 
round tones, the clearness of execution, the brilliant clos- 
ing, when the different voices seemed clamoring for su- 
premacy, so pleased the audience, that the performer was 
compelledtoreturn, when she played "Am l.oreley Feis." 
(Raff), which was given in such a manner that one could 
hear the rippling of the waves, and clearK' above this the 
alluring song ot the Lorele\'. 

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Alumnae Notes. 

Mrs. Annie Hobts Woodcock. '76, addressed the 
Chautauqua assemhlx' at Boulder this summer. 

Mrs. L\dia Kuhl Hornbeck, whom the students of 
'79 and 'SO, will pleasantly remember as the Latin teacher, 
is now living at Boulder, Colorado. 

Miss Ailsie Goodrick, '88, has a fine position in the 
Marv Conner College at Paris, Texas, and sings in one of 
the large city churches. She writes of ha\ ing experienced 
her first "norther." 

Miss Anna Rush, '84, is to be married on the 26th 
inst.. to Mr. Eugene Rush, of Veedersburg. Ind., at which 
place they will take up their residence after an extended 
tour through the south. 

Mrs. Nettie Henderson (joodrick. who lacked but a 
few months of finishing with the class of '76, spent some- 
time in Colorado last summer. While there she met five 
members of her old class. 

Miss Jessie Huckstep, "98, is teaching in the night 
school three evenings of the week. She is one more added 
to the number of Illinois Female College girls who are 
giving of what they have received. 

A beautiful compliment was paid Mrs. Martha Capps 
Oliver, '62, the other day when a silversmith of Haver- 
hill, Mass., sent her a dainty souvenir spoon with her 
name and a cut of her home engraved on it. Among the 
names composing the set were Eugene Field, Celia Thax- 
ter and others equally widely known. 

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Items of interest to readers ot the Greetings will be 
gratefullv received at all times. 


Seniors Entertained by tlie Juniors. 


sHE attention of all who passed 
along East State street near 
the hour of two, Monday af- 
ternoon, September 26, was 
racted by the appearance in front 
the Illinois Female College of a hay 
gon quickly followed by a large 

Possibly the thought occurred to 
me of the residents in the vicinity 
; the numbers in the College had 
, f^i 1, m. B. ui. 11 too large; for its capacity, 

N^^ j-~f & ihat some bensvolent individuals had 
provided an "annex" for the over- 
flow. But presently, when a group 
of merry girls ran down the steps, 
bearing yards of purple, and lavender 
^ and white across their arms, what 
^ looked like moving wagons, were 
quickly transformed, under the magic touch of nimble fingers, 
and no one needed to be told that a picnic was in preparation. 
Any one who recognized in the purple and lavender and 
white, the combined colors of the classes of '93 and 1900, could 
at once account for the recent frequent and mysterious meet- 
ings of the juniors, and the smiling looks of anticipation on 
the usually placid faces of the dignified seniors of the Illinois 
Female College. This, then, was nothing more and nothing 
less than the annual entertainment, given by the juniors to 
th3 seniors of the College, which had, on this occasion, taken 
the form of a picnic and a row on Morgan Lake. 

When all was in readiness, some forty girls and more, in 
picnic garb, laden with baskets, boxes and parasols, tripped 
down the walk and climbed into the carry-all, or scrambled 
into their places in the hay wagon. The drivers cracked their 
whips, and as the horses started, the wagons groaned under 
their burdens. 

'Tis proverbially, if not invariably Hue, that the school- 
girl prefers the long way around. And prompted, likewise, 
by the innocent desire to be seen, as well as to see, the party 
drove out West State street and returned on College avenue 
before entering on the route to Morgan Lake. But in due 
time they arrived at their destination and found all in readi- 
ness for them. Soon the boats were filled and the banks 
' were completely deserted. Some handled the oars with the 
ease and assurance that only comes with long practice. Others 
timidly laid hold of them for the first time, and offered much 
amusement to their would-beinstructorsas the oars skimmed 
the surface or plunged their entire length into the water. 
The boat would persist in going just the opposite direction 
Iroin the one they meant to take, and the bank would sudden- 
ly appear behind the rower, and uncomfortably near, when 
she thought she was in the middle of the lake. But soon 
confidence was gained, and progress invariably rewarded 
persistent efforts. 

The lake re.sounded with college glees and calls, and even 
the ambitious rowers rested their oars, from time to time, to 
join in merry song. When the oars began to grow heavy, 
one by one the boats returned and gave up their burdens. 
Then a ride in the naptha launch was proposed and accepted 
by all except the few who preferred to linger in the row boats. 
By this time the colors of a brilliant evening sky were reflect- 
ed in the clear lake, and reminded us that the afternoon was 
very near its close. Very reluctantl>' would we have left the 

boats in this, the most delightful time of the day, were we not 
aware that a bounteous repast awaited us on the barge an- 
chored near the shore, and it is needless to add that our long 
row had prepared us to do ample justice to this. 

A September twilight never before seemed so short, and 
we ate our supper by the light of flaming torches, since the 
moon had refused to "beam" upon us that night, and put in 
a very tardy appearance after we were safely housed. The 
"dark had caught us" when we again scrambled into the 
wagons, and started for home m a gay and happy mood. 

The seniors voted unanimously that this was one of the 
red letter days of their school life, and all along the home- 
ward ride, amid the patriotic songs and college glees, was 
heard the ftequent refrain: 

"But the very nicest treat. 
That we ever chanced to meet. 
Was the juniors little picnic at the lake." 

nil NC. 

At a recent mectint; of thesociet\- OLCurred the election 
of officers, which resulted as follows: President. Maude 
Harker; Vice-president, Sada Vertrees: Recording secre- 
tary, Edith Loose; Corresponding secretar\', Neile Reese; 
Chaplain. Ida Phillippi; Treasurer, Helen Shuft"; Prosecu- 
ting attorne\', Edna Kemie; Critic, Blanche Williams; 
Chorister. Mae Kendall; Librarian. Mabel Farmer; LIshcrs. 
Misses Lewis and Arenz, 

The society gave a patiiotic program at one of their 
meetings which was very enjoyable. 

Several new members have been added to the societ\'. 
and societ> spirit is quite strong. 

The da\ tor meeting has been changed, for con- 
venience, from Thursday to Tuesdav, at + o'clock. 

The society hall is being made more attractive and 
cheerful by cozy window seats and dainty white curtains. 
One of the greatest additions will be the piano that is to 
be placed in the hall. 


The Belles Lettres society held its biennial election 
the first Tuesday in October with the following result: 
President. Grace McCasland; Vice-president. Lola Black- 
burn; Recording secretary, Margaret Brown; Correspond- 
ing secretary. Nellie Clark; Treasurer, Lola Sellars; Li- 
brarian, Emma Long; Chorister, Elsie La\man; Chaplain, 
Fronie Kent; Critic. Lora Henion; Ushers, Louise Moore, 
Beatrice Jarman; Sergeant-at-arms. Mvra Henion. 

L'uring the past month Ciladstone's life and work 




for England have been discussed, and essa\s and remi- 
niscences of the summer vacation have been given. Several 
new members have been secured, with the promise of 
enough more to make a flourishing societ\'. as it is not 
numbers that make a society, but the spirit of usefulness 
and the activity of the few. 

The Belles Lettres gave an informal reception in their 
new hall to the Illinois Female College pupils. The room 
was tastefully decorated in golden rod and yellow bunting. 
Different members of the society presided at the frappe 
bowl during the afternoon, and ever\' one seemed to think 
it a very enjoyable occasion. 


The recent election of officers resulted in the following 
choice: President, Mable Okey; Vice-president. Nelle 
Clark; Recording secretarv, May Kendall; Corresponding 
secretary. Bertha Waggoner; Treasurer, Katherine Ewing; 
Chorister, Mae Thompson; Ushers, Lottie Tarbox, Mae 
Thompson: Chaplain. Elsie La\man. 


The missionary meeting September. 24. was well at- 
tended. Miss Austin gave an especially interesting remi- 
niscence of two of her school-mates. Misses Maude Sim- 
ons and Belle Allen, of the Ohio Wesleyan Universitv. 
who went as missionaries to Japan. 1 hese young women 
were converted during their College course, and at the 
close, entered at once the foreign field. Their work for 
several years was very successful, and they had almost 
completed their plans for a year at home, when a serious 
accident occurred. 

Both girls had gone out in a yacht to say good-b\ to a 
friend and co-worker, who was starting homeward. The 
yacht collided with a small junk. Miss Simons was killed 
and Miss Allen seriously injured. She has since partially 
recovered. Miss Simon's death occurred just as she was 
beginning to see the fruits of her years of labor. 

Miss Dickson read extracts from a personal letter from 
Miss Mamie Melton, class "91, It breathed forth her us- 
ual earnestness of spirit and enthusiasm in her chosen 

A very interesting article from Mr. W. A. Mansel, a 
graduate of the Ohio Wesleyan University, was read by 
Miss Graff. Mr. Mansel went out from the school as a 
missionary to India and is supported by the students. He 
mentioned especially the famine, and the difficulties of 
impressing upon native minds the sacredness of the Sab- 
bath. However, he reports very encouraging progress in 
the matter of Sunday observance. 

We were all glad to hear from Miss Trout concerning 
our little foster child, Martha Weaver, an orphan from the 
India' famine, selected by Mrs. R. G. Hobbs, by special 
request. Her name was selected by the students who. for 
two successive \eais, ha\'e sent twentv dollars for her 

support, and hope to continue sending this amount \earl\'. 
until she is educated. The faculty also sent tv\ enty dol- 
lars for the support of another famine orphan. 

This society has been in existence for several years, 
and it is hoped that the \oung ladies will keep up the 
missionary spirit. 

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Few people are early inspired to engage in any con- 
siderable amount of physical exercise for the sake of exer- 
cise, and the number who ever meet the demands of health 
in this matter are hardly more, much as the anxious par- 
ent and the faithful preacher seek to bestir the heedless 
daughter, or arouse the more thoughtful through a sense 
of duty. 

The College needs a g>'mnasium, for then the weather 
could not dictate less exercise one da\- than another, as it 
has repeatedly done of late. 

However, whether it v,'as the recent reading at morn- 
ing chapel of the chapter on "The Virtuous Woman."' 
when special emphasis was given to the clause, "She 
girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her 
arms," or whether it was apart from any such virtuous 
motive that the young ladies have lately engaged in more 
vigorous morning walks than is their habit, we will not 
stop to determine. 

The beautiful chapel at the city hospital was the ter- 
minus of one of the walks. Its well polished benches 
were not at first recognized as some of our old chapel seats. 
Neither in size or beauty was there anything to remind 
us of our home chapel, but the atmosphere of suffering 
stirred a SNin pathetic note in ever\- heart, and the short 
visit was sealed on one side by the College cheer, and 
on the other by the "Gloria Patri." 

Since the visit, the MacDowell Club has voted to be 
responsible for a weekly service of song within its walls. 

The morning walk that took us to the Institution for 
the Blind, and did not end till we had seen through the 
cottage, the library, and, from seats up in front around the 
pipe organ, had enjoyed their opening exercises in chapel, 
had a somewhat inglorious ending, but is not to be re- 
gretted. To make up for what it lacked, we accepted the 
very kind invitation of the superintendent to a special gym 
nasium drill the next morning. Such applause and withal 
hearty enjoyment as the young ladies manifested on this 
occasion might mislead some into the vain hope that here- 
after each one would become a votar\' of "exercise, and 
plent\' of it." 

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"Grand Piano" Benefit. 

Prof. E. R. Kroeger, the noted pianist and composer, 
of St. Louis, will give a piano recital at the Female Col- 
lege Chapel on Friday evening, 28th inst. The recital is 
given in the interest of the grand piano fund and it is 
hoped the recital will be liberally patronized b\' our read- 
ers. The price of admission has been fixed at SO cents. 


College Greetings. 

Vol. II. 


No. 3. 


The Sweet and the Bitter. 

"With the sweet there's always bitter!" 

The College maiden said. 
As she viewed the books before her 

And wisely shook her head. 

In the College halls we study 
Modern facts and ancient lore, 

Till we sometimes fear our reason 
Has departed evermore. 

In the chapel we're instructed 

To obey each tedious rule. 
And to be a lasting credit 

To the faculty and school. 

Thus it is. the live-long season. 

We are ever in restraint. 
And it seems that each new frolic 

Brings in with it a complaint. 

So I, wondering, asked the maiden. 

"Why not have a holida\'; 
Leave your college halls forever 

And pursue vour oicii sweet w av? 

Whv not drop the books forever.'' 
Why not call your work complete?" 

But she shook her head and answered 
"With the bitter's always sweet." 

As the fair-faced college maiden 
Left me, at the sound of bell. 

Something whispered soft within me, 
"Truly she has spoken well. 

She has learned a dear life-lesson, 
That brings happiness complete. 

For although the sweet be bitter. 
With the bitter, there's the sweet." 

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The Girls of Moffatt Hall. 


"Girls, come here and look down the well." called 
Diana Wheeler in quick, imperative tones. 

The girls, who were gathered in the second hall of a 
large boarding school, crowded around her and looked 
down the circular stair-way to the floor below, where 
stood a singular figure. 

"What is it?"' asked Sue Warner, wonderinglv. 

"The Witch of Endor," one of the girls responded. 

"Somebody's darling." softly murmured Diana. 

"The Maid of Athens," suggested another. 

Seen from above, the nondescript figure certainlv pre- 
sented a novel and perplexing spectacle. A wide-brimmed 
hat. around which straggled a wreath of immense purple 
roses, entirely concealed the figure and dress of the wear- 
er, except where a gorgeous train of green and white plaid 
swept the floor below. 

The laughter and subdued talking of the girls attract- 
ed the attention of the strange visitor, and looking up. she 
called out in a high good-natured voice, "Come down 
here girls, an' git acquainted. "Don't be snoopin' 'round 
up there like you was scairt— come an' say howdy." 

Slowly the girls descended, each struggling, though 
with poor success to hide her laughter. In a confused pro- 
cession, they at last came face to face with a woman ap- 
parently sixty or sixty-five years old, whose extreme ju- 
venility of dress contrasted strangely with her scarred and 
weather-beaten face, surmounted as it v\'as. bv an im- 
mense and aggressive bang. 

"I'm Miss Peters" she said, extending a hand in a 
blue cotton glove, "C\nth\- Peters" addingdelightedlv - 
"an' I've come to stay," and she smiled upon them as 
she smoothed down her corduroy 'basquine" of a bv-gone 

I he girls of Moffatt Hall looked doubtfully happy 
over her announcement, but one or two of the oldest and 
best-mannered among them ventured a feeble "Oh!" or 

"Yes,"' she continued, "I've just been in to see Miss 
Allen, an' she says Moffatt Hall is full just now, but I 
guess one of you'll take me in till she can fix up a room 
for me." "1 guess you can stand it if 1 can," she added 
with rough good nature, noting their looks of dismav, 
"an' an\ways you'll hev to, for I've come to sta\ ." Just 
then the door opened, and Miss Allen, the pleasant-faced 
preceptress, stepped out and said. "Young ladies, this is 
Miss Peters, whom 1 trust uill be made to feel at home in 
our midst. I depend upon \ou " she added meaningly, no- 
ting the uncompromising attitude of the girls, "to do every- 
thing in your power to make her home here a pleasant 
and happy .one. She has come to stay." Then, turning 
to Miss Peters, "Come to my room for the present, un- 
til I can make better arrangements for you."' 

A blank silence followed the disappearance of Miss 
Allen and her strange companion, but in a moment this 
was broken by smothered ejaculations of wonder and dis- 




■•Wliere can she have come troiiir" queried Alice 

"'Where do \ou suppose she toiind her hat?" asked 
little Sue Warner. 

"'Whatever lier outward attractions or defects, she un- 
douWediv has sooJ sta\ins;- qualities." proclaimed 
Diana Wheeler. 

There was a chorus of lau^Hiter at this, for it was the 
lashion in Moltatt Hall to applaud Diana's savlnj^s, even 
when their humor was somewhat strained; but at the 
same time each one of the n'wl^ groaned in anticipation of 
lier possible new room-mate. 

But happily, as it proved, they were spared this trial. 
as Miss Allen gave up her own room, and disposed of her- 
self and her belongings, in some mysterious manner, until 
more satisfactorv arrangements couid be made for the un- 
eNpected guest. 

Moliatt Hall, the scene upon which Miss Peters had 
made her unexpected advent, was a largeand commodious 
boarding-school, which had onl\' that \ear been opened to 
the reception of pupils. MagniticentK endowed, it gath- 
ered within its friendU walls scores of \oung girls whose 
educational advantages must ha\e been strictK' limited 
but foi- its nominal charges. 

The new and beautiful building, whose airw well- 
lighted rooms and halls were so inviting, embraced the 
pleasant, modern feature of a priv.ate parlor for every four 
girls, cosilv furnished, and conveniently adjoining their 
sleeping -rooms, which opened from it, one on either side. 

Alice Freeman and Mar\' Tliompson occupied the 
room opening to the riglit from one of tiiese parlors, w liile 
Diana Wheeler, in the room to the left, took charge of 
giddv little Sue Warner. T o these tour girls, as the weeks 
went on. Miss Peters espe^ialU attached herself. partl\- 
because tliev were her nearest neighbors, and partl\' be- 
cause Diana had been the first one of the school girls to 
manifest a friendly interest in the lonel\ new-comer. 
Diana was thought hv her school-mates to be rather 
haught\'. but beneath her proud manner she carried a 
warm heart; she had determined to befriend the solitai\' 
old woman who. plainK'. had need of something to bright- 
en her life, so utterly separated, she seemed, from ties of 
kindred or friendship. 

What was the m\ster\' of Miss Peters being domiciled 
at Moffatt Hall? Over and over the girls discussed the 
subject among themselves, but when some of the more 
inquisitive among them approached Miss Allen with in- 
quiries, she quietly evaded all questions. She. herself, 
always treated Miss Peters with the most delicate consiJ- 
ation and courtesy. 

But in truth. Miss Peters' curiositx- concerning the 
girls seemed as intense as their own feeling in legard to 
her. When they would gather in groups upon the cam- 
pus or in the halls, eagerly discussing the approaching 
_holida\s.* the new professor, or the last new pupil, a cau- 

tious footstep would often be noticed, or a rustle of gar- 
ments would be heard near them, and turning the\ would 
see the plaid train and the grav bangs disappearingaround 
the corner. 

The girls at first resented what Sue Warner called 
"eavesdropping of the sl\' old thing." but there seemed 
such an eager, wistful expression on her face sometimes, 
as they caught sight of it. that it disarmed them of their 

""Somewav- she puts me in mind of a picture I once 
saw where a lost soul is dreaming of the saints in para- 
dise." said Mary Thompson, who was poetical. 

""Charming modestv. that of your's. May." laughed 
Alice Freeman. 

""You ought to see her room."' said Sue Warner. '"She 
invited me in there to-da\-. and she's just had it fixed to 
suit herself. 0\er the mantel she has a picture of Samson 
slaving a lion -the most blood-curdling thing I ever sav\'; 
but she seemed to take solid comfort in it. 

"Kind o' tragickx' aint it?' she said, "but it sort o' 
chirks a person up. too, to think that the\ keep them 
beasts in cages in this countrw An' I got it right cheap — 
onl\ a dollar, an' the frame throwed in.' 

""O. Sue, what did you sa\?'' 

""Well I said," rejoined Sue. "'there's a good deal of 
paint there for a dollar, and she looked pleased as could 
be. and said, 'Yes, its got a heap o' color about it. an' 1 
alwavs did set store by bright colors.' " 

""The harmon\' of her inner and outer life is beautiful." 
murmured Alice. 

Months passed by and gradually, through Miss Allen's 
quiet suggestions. Miss Peters' striking costumes were 
toned down to more conventional hues and patterns. The 
gorgeous plaid dress was replaced b\' a dark blue. whiJi 
gow n. if still somew hat juvenile for its wearer, was at 
least plainK and nealK m;;de. and guilless of a train. .As 
to the color, when Miss Allen had ventured her opinion 
that a modest gray or black would be more becoming. 
Miss Peters had replied. ""Well. 1 thought if I fixed up 
Isinder spr\ mebbe the girls would take to me more." 

And it was with this idea that she had banged her 
hair, as Miss Allen discovered, but when it was delicatel\- 
intimated that perhaps the girls would ""take to " her more 
if she wore her hair simpK. in soft, smooth wa\'es. and 
when Miss .Allen herself showed her how to so arrange it. 
she \ ielded to the suggestion. But with all tnese change.s. 
the one dail\ occupation of her life seemed to consist in 
watching tlie girls. 

""Are \ou happ\ . girls?" she would sometimes wist- 
fullv ask. 

""Is it eas\' for x'ou to be good here?" 

In truth the gills should have been both good and happ\'. 
for. asthe\' themselves declared, a golden era seemed to be 
dawning upon .Moffatt Hall. 

It was not that the requirements in sciiolarship or de- 

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portment were relaxed in the least, but that an atmosphere 
of warmth and affection seemed, all at once, to have flood- 
ed the Hall, brightening as with sunshine, the young lives 
therein. Numberless small indulgences, strange to board- 
ing-school Hfe, crept in — little feasts contrived, or a sleigh 
ride in the big band-wagon set on runners, tickets to an 
occasional concert sent to music-loving but impecunious 

Did any of the pupils give expression to her longing 
for the last new book, or her admiration for a gay ribbon, 
or a fragrant flower, there would, shortly afterward, ap- 
pear a mysterious package on her table for which no one 
seemed able to account, though it must be admitted there 
were occasional mistakes in titles, or in colors, which 
were rather confusing. To Diana, whose very finger-tips 
burned to be guided into the delights of "black and white" 
or water colors, but whose ambitions were restricted by an 
empty purse, there suddenly appeared an opportunity for 
a course of instruction. 

"You can make yourself useful to me as you ad- 
vance," her teacher said, "so \'ou are not to feel under 
any obligations whatever — to me, at least," she added so 
softly as to be unheard by the wondering Diana. 

But while the girls' lives were expanding in this new 
atmosphere. Miss Peters looked on from the outside, soli- 
tary, and for the most part, unnoticed. Of the profound 
loneliness of her life, as the days went on, no one guessed. 
Outwardly cheerful and busy, who could know that 
in every bright >oung life around her she was striving to 
read what her own life might have been, trying to see 
what it was tliat she had missed through no fault of her 

Who could know that in the silence and loneliness of 
the night she would recall every event of the day, tr\ing 
to measure how much of the girls' love and confidence 
she had gained, or alas, how much she had lost, for she 
could not fail to see that some among them ridiculed or 
avoided her. She could not understand how it could be 
when her own heart was full of love for them. 

And sometimes when her spirit was sorely burdened 
with these things and she felt her own isolation as only 
the gentle-hearted and neglected can feel such sorrow, 
they would hear her singing in the night in her thin, high 

"I'm a pilgrim, an' I'm a stra-a-nger 
1 can tarry, 1 can tarry but a night." 

After that the thoughtless, fun-loving girls called her 
"the pilgrim," little dreaming that they themselves were 
planting the thorns which pierced her feet upon her rough, 
pilgrim way. They were never openly unkind to her, in 
fact they felt no ill-will towards her— how could they? It 
was only that they loved laughter and fun, and she seem- 
ed its legitimate object. 

Diana Wheeler, who had grown to love the good 
heart under the rough exterior, would watch closelv on the 

mornings after she had heard the wailing strain echoing 
through the halls, but there was no outward sign to betray 
the night's sad vigils. The brave, steadfast old woman 
took up her burden every day with fresh energy and hope- 
fulness, and no word revealed that it was growing too 
heavy for her to bear. 

One afternoon she sat by Sue— wild little Sue, whose 
ridicule, if not so open, was a little more daring than usual 
that day. 

"What pretty things you always wear!" said Sue. 

"Sho' now, you don't mean it,"' Miss Peters replied, 
with awkward pleasure. 

"O, \es, indeed," said wicked Sue. "I've noticed it 
from the first time I ever saw you.'' 

"Well, 1 dunnosometimesbut I dress a little too frisky 
for an old woman," replied Miss Peters, her reserve melt- 
ing away in this new and unexpected interest, "but you 
see 1 never hed no chance to be young until I came here." 
"No" regretfully reminiscent, "1 never hed no chance to 
wear store clothes an' gim-cracks, it wer always home- 
spun and linsey with me. I used ter just hope for a 
bright yeller neck ribbon, er anything that hed a iettle 
bright color about it, an' that wasn't rough to the touch, 
far you see," with a quick catch of her breath, "I hed a 
pretty hard time of it when I was \ oung , a pretty hard 

That evening Miss Peters sat in her own room putting 
the last stitches in a gay red and yellow rug destined for 
Sue's birthday on the morrow. It had been clumsv 
work for her unaccustomed fingers, but nevertheless it 
had been a labor of love. Sue, who like a kitten, was 
always curling up on lounges and cushions, had been 
heard to wish for "something to snuggle up in," and Miss 
Peters, always on the alert, had drawn her out until she 
discovered that the "something" meant an afghan, and 
with much secrecy and pains-taking had learned how it 
should be made. As she drew the last bright loop she 
said to herself: "I guess I'll just take this right up so's 
t'll be the first thing Sue sees in the mornin'. I'm glad I 
heard her say what 'twas she wanted, though why "Af- 
rican.'' perplexedly, "is more'n I can tell. But, bless her 
heart, 1 wish't 1 could do somethin' more fer her. I'd knit 
a Ingun fer her if she wanted it an' I knowd how. Ther 
aint no projick halt good enough fer Sue." 

In the parlor above, Sue was just then making her en- 
trance from her bed-room, a long plaid shawl dragging 
behind her like a train, and on her head a hat with strag- 
gling purple roses, while a shock of gray fuzz overhung 
her forehead, in alarming likeness to Miss Peters' whilom 

"Howdy, gals," she said, dropping a sweeping curt- 
se\' to the three girls v.ho sat studying around the student- 
lamp, "Howdy! Dcn't be snoopin' round like you was 
scairt. but come and shake hands." 



•'O. Sue.'' lau;.'hed Marv Thompson, "don't be such 
a goose!" 

"Goose?" echoed Sue. in much surprise. "Wliat pro- 
fane tongue is it that converts a 'pilgrim' into a goose.^ 
'"An' I'm a stra-a-nger," she quavered in a high falsetto, 
then with quick transition to apparent dehght she added, 
"But I've come to stay!" Then suddenly resuming her 
natural manner she said. "Girls, it is my belief that that 
precious old woman down stairs is the greatest simpleton 
outside a mad-house. You know what a positive genius 
she has for making a fright of herself; well, she actually 
believed me to-dav when 1 complimented her upon her 
taste in dress."' 

"For shame. Sue,'' said Diana sternly, then stopped 
abruptly in her protest, tor there, in the open door, with 
the gay-hued afghan on her arm, stood Miss Peters, her 
face quivering, and the mute reproach of betrayed love 
looking forth from her e\ es. 

Sue stood still a moment, remorseful and shame- 
sticken, as she watched the pitiful working of the plain 
old face, and all the cruelt\- and treacher\' of her words 
smote upon her newly awakened conscience. Then, as 
she saw the figure in the doorwa\ . suddenK' all bent and 
drooping as it turned away, she cried out. "O. Miss Peters, 
forgive me, do!" and darted toward the door to detain her, 
but blind with self-reproach and shame, she stumbled 
against the table, and in an instant there was a crash of 
■^battered glass, a quick rush of tlame and smoke, and Sue 
knew nothing more. The terrified girls ran shrieking 
from the room, thinking only of their own escape, and ig- 
norant of the fact that Sue lay unconscious where she had 
fallen. But Miss Peters was back in tlie room in an in- 
stant, and Sue was wrapped and rolled in the bright 
striped afghan which had cost so main' hours of toil 
and into which had been wrought such taithtui love and 
longing. Desperately, and single-handed, the brave old 
woman fought the flames, her eyes a moment before wet 
with unshed tears, now scorched and blind, her hands 
burned and bleeding. 

It was all over in a minute or two. Then Sue. with 
the fuzzy gray bang still clinging to her prett_\ \ellow 
hair; Sue with her dimpled, childish face blistered and 
her blue e\'es closed, was laid upon her bed. shocked into 
temporar\ unconsciousness, but saved from sudden and 
appalling death, the wine ot her life unspilled. though the 
goblet had been rudel\' shaken. 

And down below, into the room from v\hence she had 
carried such a hopeful heart only live minutes before, they 
bore the woman whose heroism had saved, not Sue's life 
onlv. but perhaps a score of others, and Moffatt Hall as 

"You are not so badl\' burned." the kindi\ doctor 
said as he leaned over her. "take courage, and tr\ to get 

"1 don't seem to keer, somehow 'pears like I've lost 

my grip," she said feebly, then with the habit of con- 
science still strong upon her. "but I'll trv to git well ef \ ou 
think I'd ought ter ." 

Toward morning Sue stole in and knelt beside the 
bed, her tears dropping like rain, as she moaned "O. Miss 
Peters, it is 1 who have killed you!" 

At the sound of the loved voice the face of the dying 
woman lighted up. and she groped feeblv with her ban- 
daged hands. Her straying mind went back to that last 
evening, and to the birth-day surprise whose planning 
had lately filled her thoughts. 

"Little Sue." she murmured, "bless the child, ther 
aint no projick halt good enough fer Sue." 

Then in a little while she wandered off into the h\mn 
which had voiced her loneliness and longings so man\' 
times before, and v\hen its quaver died away they knew 
that the wanderings of the lonely pilgrim were over, and 
that she had at last reached home. 

As they were gathered in the chapel the next day. 
Miss Allen told them the story of the life which had just 
gone out; how it had been full of toil and hardness, of 
trial and repression, of misconception and neglect. Of 
how, too late to open out new paths from her own narrow- 
life, the lonely woman had fallen heir to a vast fortune, 
which at first had seemed sent only to mock her o\\ n van- 
ished >outh and Opportunities; but of how. even then, she 
was great; how she had bravely put aside the thought of 
her own lost youth, and with no hint of bitterness or envy 
in In r heart, had set herself to the task of bringing into 
other lives the happiness so sorely missed from her own. 

"How well she succeeded," said Miss Allen, "you 
ma\' determine for yourselves when 1 tell you that Moffatt 
Hall was built and endowed by her. that every luxurv 
and indulgence which your school-life has known was 
pro\ided b\' her thoughtful kindness. How modest and 
unassuming she was you may know when I tell \ou that 
the trustees of Moffatt Hall were pledged never to reveal 
her benefactions while she lived. How self-forgetful and 
generous her nature. \ou may judge from her having 
come here to li\'e. impelled only by her strong desire to 
see others in the enjoyment of all that she herself had 
missed: her fondest hope that of witnessing \our hap- 
piness and winning vour love." 

"I have sometimes feared,'' continued Miss Allen, 
while a thrill of emotion shook her voice, "that since her 
coming among us she has missed something of even that 
scant dole of happiness which life had left her. I have 
been tempted to tell you of all her goodness, her unselfish- 
ness and generosity. 1 knew 1 had but to do this and the 
love she had longed for would be hers. But she herself 
had pledged me to silence: she wished to A\in vour love, 
not buy it. 

Whether her lite here brought to her new hopes, or 
onl\' fresh disappointments, she gave no sign; but, look- 
ing into our own hearts today, each one of us can tell 
whether we planted roses or thistles in her poor late gar- 

The girls of Moffat Hall wept silentl\' as the lesson 
ot an heroic life sunk deep into everv sorrow ing heart. 

College Greetings. 

A Tale of Three Bears. 

She was an I. F. C. graduate with a taste for the un- 
usual in general anj Rudyard Kipling in particular, and 
she sat upon a cypress stump in a forest of fishing poles 
beside the Sunflower River and meditated on her sins. 
There were palm leaf fans in their native state all about 
her, but the breeze was such a lazy southern breeze it 
wouldn't wave them. A mocking bird somev/here in the 
blue was flinging out rich golden notes until the air was 
dazzling with melod\'. The indolent man with brown 
eyes and the lunch basket was telling rattlesnake stories; 
the blonde man in charge of the sketching kit had prom- 
ised her a youthful and energetic wildcat. \et she was not 
happy. The kitten would do for Bagheera, she said, but 
her jungle would not be right without Baloo. Thus dis- 
consolate she left the wilderness of fishing poles still 
waiting for the hooks, and invaded the thicket where 
Bre'r Rabbit lived and the briar berries grew so thick and 
luscious that she might eat and forget life was a hollow 
mockery and her doll was stuffed with sawdust, for in the 
days of old, while she was still a freshman, she had 
learned that the deepest pangs of sorrow, the? darkest 
shadows of discontent, and the knowledge that all is van- 
ity, may be banished by eating the fruits of this world if 
they be obtained in some fashion not ordained by Mrs. 
Grund\'. There was a stir just the other side of tlie 
bushes; she thought of those six-foot rattlers and decided 
to run; then a little inquisitive black nose between two 
very curious eyes poked round; a furr\ bod\' followed, 
and she was face to face with her life-long adoration - a 
real bear. "Baloo,'' she shouted triumphantly, but the 
little chap fled most ingloriously. and she sadly returned 
to the cypress stump by the river and the consideration of 
her sins. 

She went north alter the roses bloomed, and liad al- 
most forgotten, when the expressman delivered at her 
door a fat bear cub about ten inches high, which immedi- 
ately climbed into her lap, went to sleep there, and so 
missed hearing himself named in honor of the daw •■4th 
o" July". The dark man had scored. People looked 
askance at the spinster, who owned to a taste for Kipling, 
and went about with a bear cub at her heels, for "wher- 
ever Mary went, the cub was sure to go." Alas! As he 
grew, his appetite grew also, and a famine was threatened 
in the land, so she gave him name and all— to the citv 
she loves best, where he revels in peanuts and tells strange 
stories to his city brethren. 

The Chosen One came one da\ and took her into the 
far north, where the shimmering jewels of lakes lay hid- 
den in the heart of the granite hills; and that they might 
forget for awhile that they were part and parcel with the 
world, they took gun and brushes and paddled awa\- in a 

birch canoe — out into the silver river that sang in the shal- 
lows and round the great mossy rocks, that hid still and 
dark under the shadow of the pointed firs, that whispered 
to the red deer when they came down to drink, and then 
flashed away in the sunshine— who knows where? And 
when these wanderers pitched their tent under a brilliant 
maple tree, into the circle of their firelight straved poor 
Lo; but he wore a red flannel shirt and a plug hat, smoked 
unutterably vile cigars, and swore horrible oaths in exe- 
crable English. She caught herself nuirmuring: 

"In the face of Hiawatha. 
Saw the beauty of Wenonah." 

The moon dropped out of sight behind the hills, and 
the fire burned into red coals and faded. Crash! Some- 
thing came through the tangle. There stood a big, hun- 
gry brown bear. Like a flash the Indian lost the gro- 
tesque semblance of civilization and became the warv 
hunter, savage, and of the forest, the rifle rang out--and 
the bearskin now lies before the fireplace in the northern 
home of the 1. F. C. graduate witli a taste for Kipling. 

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Rev. Mr. Beadles, of Quincy, visited Miss Hunter. 

Miss SadaVertrees spent Hallowe'en at Jo\- Prairie. 

Lura Chaffee had her mother with her for a short time. 

Rae Lewis spent several days in Chicago last month. 

Mrs. Oke\'. of Millersville. visited with lier daughters 
Oct. 30. 

Miss Leila Short spent several da\s at her home in 
St. Louis. 

J. E. Reese visited his daughter Nelle at College Smi- 
day. Oct. 29. 

Lena Thompson was at her home in Chicago for a 
week recently. 

Oct. 19. Judge Ragan. of Shelbwille. visited his 
daughter Maude. 

(jlendora 1 honipson spent Sunda\-. Nov. 6. at her 
home in Mason Cit\ . 

Fannie Davenport was the guest of relati\es in Pis- 
gah Sunda\-. Oct. 16. 

Miss Annie McClain. of Lebanon. Tenn.. \isited M\r- 
tle Abbott last month. 

Misses Cole and Graft were guests at the home of 
Mr. Edw ard Blackburn, north of town, Oct. ,30. 

Mrs. C. E. Palmer, of Newton, 111., spent a few days, 
the first of the month, with her daughter. Beulah. 

Mr. Hall and Mr. Duckies, seniors from our brother 
college, are working once a week in the studio class. 

Blanche Williams had a short call recentl\- "from her 
brother. W. E. Williams, congressman-elect lor the six- 
teenth district. 

Miss Ma\ Buxton, who has been a pupil at the high 
school in the cit\'. is now enrolled in ihe freshman class 
of the College. 

Mrs. A. E. Miller and Mrs. Fred Achenbach. of Rock- 
bridge, were at the College Oct. 2+. making their daugh- 
ters a brief visit. 

Edith Loose was called home Saturda\', Oct. 15, to 
attend the funeral of one uucle. and a week later to attend 
that of another. 




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I I£niTOKIAL. ? 

PEKHAI^S it is beLausc- the "melanLholy da\ s are come."" 
as well as that so mam of the old inmates of the Colleu:e 
have sent messages to the (//vv//>/^'.< tliat one is beiiiL; .ill 
llie time reminded of the jiirls ot \estfrda\'. 

If tile College were to begin its haifcentui'v of life 
over again, sav to-moi row . wliat a suggestive gift some 
one might make of a vast photograph album to forever 
hold the faces that have long faded out of remembrance. 
And if. as Richter thought. ''The past and tlie future are 
written in e\erv human countenance."" v.iiat a chapter ot 
life they would illuminate. 

Hav\'thorne tells the stor\ of the arlist who painted 
men. not as they were, but as the\ would be some da\ . 
and in some act characteristic ot tlie full development of 
that element in their natui'es to \\'hich the\' werelat.rto 
\ ield subjection. 

These photographs ot the inner man v\'ere not al- 
ways agreeable, they were often surprising, tut thev had 
this great merit that they were faithful to the life. And 
Richter when he made his observation about the prophetic 
qualitv in a- human countenance must have known that 
only a "discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart."' 
as Hawthorne's soul-painter, could ever have read the fu- 
ture from it. For. after all. it is oftenest with surprise that 
we hear the life-stoiy of some girl ot \esterda\' of whom 
different things were expected. 

The combination of circumstances in after years seem 
to have defmed her place in the world, ottentimes to have 
restricted it within the narrowest limits. And sometimes 
we wonder if the tw o. or tliree. or four >ears lived within 
the College have made an\ special difference after all, 
with their "long-lost \entures of the heart, that send no 
answ,'ers back again."' 

Years ago a man was ••prospecting" in Texas. After 
a long day's ride he came in sight of a dug-out. He had 
passed many others on the way, and they were apparent- 
ly all after the same pattern, but when he entered this one 
and gave a glance around, he saw this particular dugout 

was unlike any in all that section of the state. It had the 
same sloping roof of mesquite covered over with earth, 
and the same dirt floor, but there was a carpet on it, a 
piano, books, and all the latest magazines. The man ex- 
pressed his surprise that he should tind this one bright lit- 
tle interior two hundred miles away from a railroad, hid- 
den away in the heart of the barrenest and most desolate 
region he had ever seen, and he was told the family had 
once lived in New York Cit\". He never asked them it 
the\ would not have found a life on the plains more bear- 
able it the>' had always lived as the Texans about them 
did, with no higher aspirations than the cattle on the 
range. He never even thought to ask if they would rather 
not have cut all recollection of their more prosperous days 
out of existence, for they had surrounded themselves v\'ith 
objects that in a thousand ways hourly reminded them of 
those da\s. All their talk was of New York — home thev 
called it, though the\- apparentlv had not the slightest 
prospect of ever being there for a single da\' the rest of 
their lives- lhe\ were of the people ot \ esterJaw 

But all those things of which they talked, the culture, 
the retlnement, all that the city represented to them /nuf 
I'l-t-ii. and it is one of the recompenses of life that among 
all the things we \'ainiv strive to hold, there is one that 
Time can ne\'er wrench awav. and that is - a mtnior\. 

With "A Tale ot Three Bears."" came the follow ing 
brief and characteristic note: 

"Enclosed is the story you asked—if is a "frew ta\le' 
though you won't appreciate tlie fishing poles unless \ou 
have wandered through a southern cane brake and been 
lost to the world. Nobod\- ever did believe the sketches 
I brought from there. If you publish it, let my associates 
ot the I. F. C. guess the identit\' of the •graduate with a 
taste for Kipling" and I'll send \ou some sedate and prop- 
er philosophv on a collegiate subject under my own name 
feel ver\' much like talking to \ou now on that same sub- 
ject for an indefinite time. Thank me. please, that I spare 
\"0u. and so save you for along career of usefulness among 
vour fellow women — and men. 

Seems odd to read of the daughters of mv friends of 
ancient time, taking their time at playing, student, and 1 
wonder if they will have the fierce pride of class and race 
their mothers had, and fight for their colors as we reckless 
barbarians fought the battles of the red-banded hats of 
"79. Dr. Short always mentioned the extra gray hairs we 
brought him. and iVliss Pegram rejoiced in our brains- for 
we did have "em. Ma\ the daughters keep up the record. 

Won"t \'ou ask some one to write up the Belles 
tres l-ibrar\ for the benefit ot the -ex's' who lal ored to 
start it and keep it up to the highest standard ot a librar\ . 
and who loved evei"\' book as a dear friend? 

I really say adieu, but in the language of a waiter at 
the Kimball in Atlanta. •I'll go now. Miss, but I will 
presentiv occur again.' '" 

CoLi^EOE Greetings. 

Cbe CQbispcring Gallery. 


A charming young Miss of tlie old 1. F. C. 
Had a kind friend wiio was lovelv to see. 
But alas for tfie maiden slie liad not a cliance 
To give lier young friend as mucin as a glance. 
So tlie spruce young man in a lit of abstraction. 
Wrought up for the two a little transaction. 
And sent to the maiden some bon-bons most rare. 
Which he boxed and addressed w ith the greatest of 

It did not occur to his voluminous mind 
That in 1. F. C. he ever would find 
Two girls--both lucl<y in manners and fame. 
Who went about bearing a similar name. 

So when the neat pactcage arrived at the scliool. 
- The door-girl, so often an innocent tool. 

Took the sweet bundle to "the oilier triii's" room, 
While the rigJit girl awaited in sorrow and gloom. 
The girl who was happy in getting the prize. 
Smiled to herself and lowered her eyes. 
Said to her mates with a blush and a sigh— 
Her friends were so good, she didii'l know why ! 
And so in generous fashion she'd pass 
The neat little box to every sweet lass, 
And it didn't take long, i assure you. m\' friend. 
For the supply of the bon-bons to come to an end. 

Ah me! This great world is a crooked affair. 
And things will get twisted in spite of vour care. 
But pity the girl who waited in vain 
For the cand\' that was "stolen or lost on the train I" 

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We wondered vshy May Clearv's face was so illumi- 
nated Hallowe'en, and discovered it was a .Afr/f-o-lantern. 
Teacher (at breakfast). — "Yes, it was a quadruped." 
Autocrat of the breakfast table. "Oh. did it liave four 

Did you hear how they punished Miss C. and the 
junior, who smuggled the man inln the dining-room at 
7:^0 for his supper? 

Let us hope the I. C. soph, canes will be used as 
means of support at every slipperx' crossing. Mud im- 
pairs an I. F. C. senior's dignltv and jacket. 

Young man in a neighboring college, translating Vir- 
gil— "Three times 1 tried to throw my arm around her 
neck-thafs— that's as far as I got. prnfe^sor." 

No one need say that school-girls have no ingenuity, 
when a certain I, F. C. girl can manufacture band-boxes 
to suit the height of fashion— or rather the height of the 
hats of fashion. 

In the "Evolution of a College Ciirl," as portrayed 
Hallowe'en, the subject was fed with a spoon. One of 
the teachers remarked that tlie girls did not advance from 
preparatory to senior b\' "spooning." 

Sophomore. — "This paper sa\s Miss Anthon\' con- 
siders man the natural enemy of woman," 

Junior.— "Oh. the nnl\ trouble with Susan B. is 
that she has never loved her enenn. " 

Two of the girls on the main hall, second floor, think- 
ing that the lady principal was over-worked, kindly put 
out a sign stating that they would have office hours from 
four to five p, m, for giving permissions. 

"Say, William, do \ou believe in a dual existence?'' 
"Yes'm! 1 think 1 do, what with the furnace, and tlie 
blackboards, and the runnin' uptown, and this here studio 
lire, I'm a real llvin' example of a do all life." 

It has been noticed that since the president and his 
wife ha\e kindly given their Saturday night receptions to 
the I. F. C. classes, there has been a marked cessation of 
calls on the part of a certain young gentleman. 

The gx'mnasium exercises at the Institution for the 
Blind on October 22d were highl\- enjo\ed by the house 
girls. But with the third floor, main corridor, "To see, is 
to do," and judicious authority kindly quelled both the 
show and the applause from the gallery. 

Lesson on the laws of the pendulum. Teacher lanx- 
iousK awaiting a scientific reply).- "Now, Miss Marv, 
to use an easy illustration, what would \ou do to correct a 
clock that had gained in time?" 

Eager student iproniptK i.- "I'd turn it back!" 

Senior Sentences. — "Shakespeare could remember his 
vouth even in the middle ages." 

"Webster is noted for the simpleness of his st\ le." 
"Webster clutched at his ideas.'' 
Translation in German "At this time already once 

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God smiled and m\' life was all sunshine. 

He frowned and the world grew dark. 

But he placed v\ithin my bosom an eternal, living spark. 

That glowed, grew warm and inspired me; 

And forever led me on aw ay from the things of idle men 

To grander deeds beyond; 

It lighted and guided m\' footsteps and led me to heights 

Gave me beautiful, noble, tho'ts and fame 
That little spark was lo\'e. 

College Greetings. 


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"You needn't tell me," said the One who had studied 
in the East, '"that you would rather have the two p's, pa- 
tience and perseverance, tlian talent." 

•'! didn't sa\' that," was the repi\'. "hut that I 
wouldn't give a fig for the talent "aithout the two p's." 

"What! You wouldn't lil<e to do things easily?" 
from the class. Then was thrown at direct aim, "Wouldn't 
vou like to dash in a figure, like those studies in line of 
Forain's? Wouldn't \ou like to paint a copper kettle in 
one stroke? Wouldn't \ ou like 


"Well!" and the class breathed a sigh of relief. 

"Of course." spoke up one of the Cast Students. 
".V\arv — Mary, though she is 'quite contrar\',' is not an 
utter simpleton. Any one would like to do those things. 
We were talking about 'ease of accomplishment;' then 
we jumped off on 'talent.' I don't believe they are aKva\ s 
the same thing." 

"What is talent?" asked the Carpenter. 

"M\- friend.'' from the Serious Student, "you will find, 
in e\ery recitation room in the Illinois Female College, a 
dictionar\'. unabridged; likewise encwlopedias; go hence, 
read, learn and " 

"Did you ever look for it?" asked the Youngest. 

"Not in the dictionaiA'. but" with thie sweetest of 
siniles---"l liave looked tor it in people and been disap- 

"You're looking tor the wrong talent." suggested the 

"Come back." said the Serious Student, "to the orig- 
inal proposition— ease ol accomplishment and talent-— are 
they the same thing?'' 

"Talent. 1 believe, is more deepl\ rooted than this 
ease of accomplishment. Why not call it facilitv, and 
particularly when the latter comes earl\' in one's work? 
Talent doesn't always blossom so soon." ventured Mar\-- 

, "Call it facilitw agilit\ . an\' ilitv \ ou like; you scorn 
it just the same. Mary-Marv positivel\- enjo\s the hard- 
est road to fame.'" 

"I don't belie\e vsc ought ever to scorn ease of ex- 
pression, a certain graceful wa\' of doing things, but when 
it comes so soon, it comes at e.xpense of better things." 

■'As the plant that blooms earl\ — dies earl>?'' 

"Girls, we're a v\'hole greenhouse of centur\ plants.'" 
from the Serious Student. 

After several moments. Mary-Marv's voice was heard 
through the din: 

"Can't you see that if a thing comes easiK'. it re- 
quires no great application, no effort, and if that effort is 
omitted in the beginning, there is really no training, and 
without training of mind or hand, where is the chance for 

"But the one who has this graceful stroke to begin 
w ith is alread\' way ahead of the one who has to work for 
it. and she's just tliat much better off," said the Girl who 
paints photograph frames; "and to do things prettily and 
nicel\ is what an\ body works for. isn't it?'' 

"Is it?" 

"Why, yes, to be sure," with linality. and she re- 
turned to the photograph frames, a Parnassus height of 
serenity above the discussion. 

''The progress idea is consoling," caine siowly from 
the Cast Student, "and a pretty good idea to cling to. I 
would hate to think that if I possessed that easy way of 
doing things. 1 never would get beyond that mere facility. 
It would be like thrumming "Georgia Camp A^eeting' to 
the end of m\' days and never being able to render a Bee- 
tlioven sonata. But having the faclHty does not, of ne- 
cessity, bar one from training, though 1 suppose it's harder 
for the facile hand to get down todrudger\'. Nevertheless 
I would be happy if I could make things look 'like' with- 
out working days for it." 

"The progress is allver\' nice." from the Serious One. 
"but tlie encouraging moment is the one that comes all 
toil seldom, when you happen to 'hit it.' as the\' saw" 

"But if \our hitting it is the result of previous ef- 
fort, it is the result of training, and is consequently prog- 
ress." said the Carpenter, who usualKhits the nail on the 

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A Feast. 

On Saturday evening. (Jctolcr 24. Vickery's was the 
scene ol a very pleasant event. Twentv girls from the 
College, accoinpanied by Misses Gilchrist and Austin, 
whom they had invited as chaperons, partook of a "feast." 
The tables, which had been arranged in banquet stvle. 
forming one long table down the middle of the room, pre- 
sented a Ner\- attractive appearance. A large banquet 
lamp occupied the center of the table, and at each place 
was a beautiful Marechal Niel rose bud, the gift of Mr. 
Heinl, the florist. The girls, in their most becoming at- 
tire, formed a pretty picture, which was commented on by 
the two teachers who sat at either end of the table. 

The supper consisted of an o\ster stew and all that 
accoinpanies it. ice cream, coffee and salted peanuts. Al- 
though not elaborate, it was well prepared, tastefully 
served and thoroughly enjo\ ed b>' all; so much so, in fact, 
that some of the girls decided it w'as better than even a 
t,-ii o'lloik "mid-night feast." and it is said the chaperons 
heartilv agreed. 

CoLi^EGE; Greetings. 


BY L. A. H. 

It was the night of all the year when one would ex- 
pect to see witches, goblins, and other unco' sights, that 
strange forms were seen mounting the steps to the temple 
of Minerva. It must have been a sibyl in the white robe 
and peaked cap, who glided through the door. Let us, 
too, put on our peaked caps of invisibilit\' and mingle 
with the strange throng. 

Something seems to us to be music made by a second 
Orpheus, for we notice that strange creatures, some horned, 
are drawn by the spell of the music to a dark room. We 
look for the originators of this dulcet sweetness and find 
it is "dot leedle deutscher band', consisting of Abbott, 
Reese, Kinne and Thompson. No wonder we thought it 
was the rose-decked Orpheus, as we seethe rosy-tinted 
noses of the musicians. 

We, too, hasten to the room, where the rostrum is 
draped, and wierd shadows pass to and fro in the deline- 
ation of one of the Homeric poems. This beautiful epic 
poem was called "The Three Lovers," and was read bv a 
voung devotee of the muses. The performers were know n 
by the classical cognomens of Hilsabeck. Helm. Henion. 
Howell, Wildi and Reynolds. 

After the performers had vanished, the members of 
the audience betook themselves to the different apartments 
of the temple, where the worship of the goddesses and 
nymphs was indulged in. These nymphs were tall, 
gracefull creatures, wearing white robes, and carrying 
palm branches. No wonder that even the great divinitw 
Apollo, loved a nymph. 

A worshipper of Mars, in the person of a tall soldier 
of the late war, as well as one of Neptnne's followers, a 
sailor, created quite a disturbance among the maidens. 

Some of the characters in the old lyric and epic poems 
were delineated. There were Topsv, Red Ridinghood, 
Josiah Allen and wife, Eva. Two Little Girls in Blue and 
various others. The future provinces of this noble coun- 
try were represented by Japanese. g\'psies, peasants. 
Germans and Esquimaux, and the subjects of our Olym- 
pian duties, Aurora the Morning, and Night, and the 
black robed nuns and sisters, whose good works have 
made them favored of the gods. 

As befitted such an occasion, ambrosia and nectar 
were served by the cup-bearers, the maidens called 
sophomores. Later, the assembly was startled by the 
strains of lutes, harps and reed instruments, which pro- 
ceeded from a band of players stationed under the win- 
dow. As the music had charmed away the evil spirits 
and furies, the crowd melted away, and over the temple 
there fell a solomn hush, as if angels had been entertained 

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Chapel Doings. 

Dr. Milburn. the true and tried friend of the 1. F. C. 
girls, gave one of his delightful talks in chapel before his 
return to his duties in Washington. The main thought of 
his talk was, that our lives will be rich and useful if we 
have the proper spiritual food. If we come in contact 
with those things which are low, our standard of living 
will be lowered. The influence each girl exerts on those 
around her, was then dwelt on, and the necessity for the 
upper class girls to use this influence as a power for good. 

Rev. Wm. Neil, of the Southern Illinois Conference, 
was a guest at the College, and conducted chapel exercises 
Wednesday, October 19. 

Rev. Mr. Scott, of Centenary, visited chapel October 
2=>. He gave the young ladies man\- ideas, that would 
bear consideration. 

October 29, Rev. McElfresh, spoke in chapel. He 
has been appointed agent for the school. 

A valuable innovation in chapel exercises is The Cur- 
rent Topics Talk to be given b\ the different teachers. 
Miss Austin gave a detailed account of The Fashoda 
difficulty, which was very instructive. 

Miss Gilchrist gave atalk on "The Towerof London." 
This was very ably done, as Miss Gilchrist had seen the 
tower, and being a close observer, she gave the students 
valuable information. 

Prof. Woods, the librarian. v\as a \isitor one morn- 
ing. He wished the students to make a list of the most 
noted buildings of the world. We have not heard of any 
of the girls doing this, but think it would be ver\' profit- 
able. Mr. Woods has promised to give a talk on "Books" 
some time soon. 

Prof. Hamill was at I. F. C. November 1. and gave a 
graphic account of his trip across the Atlantic, and some 
of his London experiences. The girls hope he wi!l come 
again soon, as his talk was so enjoyable. 

Dr. Jessie Young, editor of the "Central Christian 




Advocate-." while in the city visited the College and 
conducted the chapel exercises Sunday morning, October 

An enjo>abIe elocution recital was given one morning. 
The performers were the three seniors in tlie School of 
Oratory, Misses Cleary, Heimlich and Williams. Each 
seemed to have the selection most suited to her style of 
reciting; being from "Ingomar," Last Days of Pompeii." 
and a humorous selection by Burdette. 

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The Societies. 

The Phi Nu societx' has held very protitable meetings 
the past month. The modern writers, as Hope and Kip- 
ling, have been discussed. The chief event in the societv 
life of the College the past month was the reception given 
by the society to the students and former Phi No's. The 
hall looked very cosy and homelike, and was made addi- 
tionally so by the bright grate fire. Different musical 
numbers aided in entertaining, while light refreshments 
were served, making it a very pleasant occasion. 


The society has had many enjoyable meetings this 
month, taking in new members at each meeting. An 
effort is being made to keep up the society spirit of the 
old members. There are about a hundred old Belies Let- 
tres girls in Jacksonville, and all those interviewed are 
much interested in the work proposed and will join hearti- 
ly with the present members. It has been decided to s\ s- 
tematize the work carried on in society. The programs 
hereafter will be Tourist Programs. Trips will betaken 
to different countries, and everything of interest connected 
with the country' will be studied— its political and religious 
historv. its manners, customs and literature. 


The meetings of the society are held on the first and 
tliird Wednesdays of the month. The programs, as 
planned for the year, provide for three solos, piano or vo- 
cal, or both; an essay, followed by a discussion of the 
subject bv the society; items of interest, and twenty min- 
utes of musical analysis as outlined by Goodrich, the 
illustrations being pla\ed b>' different members of the so- 

A program of Prof. Kroeger's concert was secured 
several days in advance and a particular stud>' of its sev- 
eral numbers was made under the direction of Miss Dick- 
son, who gave an outline analysis of the several forms of 
composition represented on the program, and together 
with Air. Da\' and Mrs. Kolp rendered a number of the 
selections. The members of the society did faithful work 
in the sale of tickets for the Kroeger concert. 

The society prides itself on the possession of the 
promising talent displayed by some of its members on re- 
cent recital programs. Miss Kendall, the secretarv of the 

society, pla\'ed. very artistically, a Gigue and Gavotte 
from Suite in G major, and Prelude number si.x, by Bach. 
Miss Okey has appeared on programs several times re- 
cently. Pursuing, as she is, the post-graduate course in 
voice, she is an inspiration to other students in this de- 
partment. Other numbers were vocal solos by Misses 
Thompson, Ewing and Waggoner. 

The societv is now soliciting iTione\' for a year's sub- 
scription to the Musical Courier and Bos/oii Musical 
Record, which we hope soon to see on our library tables. 

For the past four Sundays the MacDowell society, as- 
sisted by other young ladies of the College, have visited 
the City Hospital, cheering its corridor^s by various songs 
of their own selection and those selected by the patients. 

Mr. Day has kindlv loaned to the society the use of 
^nlsic tor 1S9S. 

The executive Committee, as recenth' named, is Misses 
Oke\-, Kendall and Ewing. 


At the missionary meeting Oct. 23, after the usual de- 
votional exercises, a review of China's millions was con- 
ducted by Miss Dickson and sixteen of the girls. It 
gave a faint conception of the vast field so recently opened 
to missionary work. But the especial feature of the meet- 
ing was a question box, conducted by Miss Wilcox, one of 
the students, who has but recently come to America for 
her education. The queries ranged from the geography 
of the country to the most minute details of a Chinese 
wedding, and the comprehensive answers of ;VJss Wilcox 
w,'!'^ both entertaining and instructive. 

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College Notes. 

The junior class held its election during the past month. 
Alice Abbott was made president. 

The seniors presented their class otncer. Miss Graff, with 
flowers on her birthday. We all wish her "Oesundheit und 
alles gutes." 

The Woman's Club is holding its meetings in the chapel. 
We notice that some oii our teachers and formor I. F. C. pu- 
pils are active club women. 

As a result of the freshman election, Emma Long is pres- 
ident; Elizabeth Harker, vice president; Louise Moore, sec- 
retary, and Beatiice Jarman, treasurer. , 

The sophomore class is to be congratulated on the success 
oi their Hallowe'en party. Each one of the girls seemed to 
enjoy herself, which was due to the pleasant ways of the 

The College Glee cli:b has begun rehearsals. The mem- 
bers arc very enthusiastic over the music whicli is to be given 
at their annual concert. The club should be a success with 
such an able conductor as Miss Kreider. 

The election of the sophomore class resulted in the choos- 
ing of their former president, Edith Loose, as presiding offi- 
cer for the year, and Lucille Elliott as secretary and treas- 
urer. Their flower is to be the lily in honor of the name of 
their class officer, and the colors are green and white. 

The senior class have decided on the design for their class 
pin. It very appropriately is enamelled in lavender and 
pu"ple, topped by violets, the class flower. The quaint 
Welsh motto, "Y gwyr yn erbyn y byd," meaning "Truth 
against the world," is engraved on the face of the scroll. 
If our worthy senior class will stand by their moito, and 
withal be as modest as their class flower, they will surely 

CoLLBGE Greetings. 


Vol. II. 

Jacksonville, III., December, 1898. 

No. 4. 





It was Christmas morning and tliesnow lav white and 
deep on the streets. The sun had risen in all his splendor 
and the bright beams shining on the snow-covered world 
made beautiful diamonds flash forth everywhere. 

From the great houses on the avenue there came 
sounds of music and laughter, and often a savorv' whiff of 
a delicious dinner. Then the stores with their w indows 
trimmed in holl\- and flags, the gay toys and all kinds of 
Christmas dainties were displayed to the passer-b>-. 

A boy about ten years of age was walking directly up 
the avenue; he had rather an attractive face, dark brown 
hair and dark eyes that gleamed with intelligence from 
beneath his battered brown hat; his coat was ragged and 
his shoes were shabb\'. Altogether he made a verv for- 
lorn appearance. 

Sleighs drawn by swift horses dashed by; merr\' 
laughter mingling with the creaking of frost\- snow and 
the jingling of sleigh-bells, made sv\-eet music. But poor 
Dick paid no attention to his surroundings, in fact he was 
not conscious of the pitying looks sometimes cast towards 
him. He was thinking of the past: "It was just one 
year ago today since mother died. When she was living, 
Christmas meant something to me. How I wish she 
were here todav! i did not get manv presents, it is true, 
but I had some one to love me.- now, no one cares for 
Dick. It was easy for me to be good then, she was so 
kind. 1 seem to hear her singing that dear old song she 
lo\ed i^o well: 

■Now the day is over. 

Night is drawing nigh; 
Shadows of the evening 
Steal across the sky.' 

And then that verse that begins: 

'Crant to little children 
Visions bright of Thee.' 

I wonder if I will ever see those visions." 
At this point in his soliloquy, his attention was at- 
tracted by a song from a large church near by. The choir 
were singing "Peace on Earth, Good Will Toward Men." 
Ditk went into the vestibule; it was v.arm there so he 

The song was finished. The minister arose and an- 
nounced his text; "Unto \ou is born this da\' in the cit\' of 
David a Saviour which is Christ the Lord." Then a 
splendid sermon followed. (The congregation agreed that 
their minister had never given them a better one.) Ashe 
told the story of our blessed Saviour. Dick's heart glowed 
within him. for his mother had often told him this stor\' 
and taught him to love and trust this Master. Dick had 
been lo>al to her and had kept himself from rough and 
wicked companions; although many times lonely and sad, 
the thought of his dear mother's watchfulness comforted 

The sermon ended, the minister sat dow n. The or- 
gan pealed forth and a girl stepped to the front of the 
choir-loft. She did not liaVe v, hat one would call a hand- 
some face, yet it was a sweet and attractive one. With 
her dark wav\' hair, brown e\es. and neat figure, slie 
made a picture one could not help admiring. As she sang 
the first notes of "The Star of Bethlehem,'' her face light- 
ed up with an e.xpression of sweetness and earnestness 
that seemed almost divine to the homeless boy. He list- 
ened breathlessly, and when the solo was finished the 
tears were rolling down his clieeks. 

The service was over. The congregation was dis- 
missed. Yet Dick lingered, and as Margaret Howlaiid, the 
singer was passing out. she felt a touch and heard a timid 
voice sa\ : "Please. Miss, could 1 speak to \'our" Cer- 
tainl\ ." replied Margaret. "Well." the voice continued, 
"would \ou mind, I mean would \ou care to sing that 
song: "Now the day is over.' for me? I know it's lots 
to ask, but my mother used to sing it and I have not heard 
it since she died." 

"Oh. Margaret, come on,"' said a st\ lish-looking girl 
who was with her, "don't stop for that." 

"Christ said 'Even as ve have done it unto the least 
of tiiese. \'e have done it unto me." responded Margaret, 
as she turned back with Dick. No one one but Dick and 
the sexton heard that sweet voice, sweeter perhaps, than 
it had ever been before, tilled as it was, with love and 
pathos. When she had finished, Dick was crying as if 
his littlelieart would break. Margaret tried to ccmort 
him. She told him that she was attending a Seminar\- in 
the town and that she and her mother had promised to 
sta\' with an aunt until Christmas evening, when thev 
were to leave for their home in a neighboring town. She 
invited him to dinner with her, but Dick was shy and 
seemed embarrassed, so slipping a tiftv-cent piece into his 
hand and promising to see him on her return, she left. 
Dick felt as if he had had a beautiful \ision. and all da\-. 
lie dreamed of his "good angel." 

■jf-h* ^ 

COLLEOE Greetings. 

I'owards evening as Dick was again, passing down 
the street he heard a rushing of horses, a quick jingle of 
bells, and the next instant two plunging horses came into 
view. It took but a glance to see that the horses were 
running awa\'. and there in the sleigh was Margaret, pale 
and frightened. Dick saw her and quickly resolved to 
rescue her; he was small, but summoning all his strength, 
with one bound he was swinging before the startled horses. 
The suddenness of his appearance checked them for a 
minute and strong hands soon had them under control. 
But not soon enough to save Dick, for a cruel hoof had 
struck him and he lav on the pavement, white and mo- 
tionless. He was quickly carried into a neighboring house 
and a physician called: but when he saw Dick, he shook 
his head sadly. Margaret bent anxiously over the brave 
boy who had given his life for her. Once he opened his 
eyes and seemed to recognize her. his face brightened and 
his lips moved. She bent her head lower to catch his last 

■"Now the day is over. 
Night is drawing near: 

Grant to little children 
Visions bright of Thee." 

He smiled and ceased speaking. I he da\- was in- 
deed over, and little Dick had gone to live will) his 

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P.V OLIVK G. DfNI,.\P, -SS. 

1 am dreaming to-night of a briglit happ\- dav a quar- 
ter of a centur\ ago. It is the da\ before Christmas and 
we are on our wa\' to grandfatlier's. We are happ\ chil- 
dren tucked snugl\' in the old home-made sleigh, the faith- 
ful old greys are drawing us s\\ ifil\' over the snow, the 
bells and ever\ sound seem to echo "MeriA -Merr\' Christ- 

We are entering the old red gate from the highwaw 
A smoke is stealing its way into tlie cold atmosphere from 
old John's cabin so near the gate. As we watch the fai m- 
er boy in his happy glee gliding swiftl>' o\ er the pond, 
the scene brings jox' to us. and our youthful hearts o\tr- 
tlow with peace and good will to mankind. 

In a moment we are at the old high stile. From the 
hill we hear the bleating of the sheep and the tinkle of thei 
hells. Slowly and steadily coming through the barn-vard, 
are the oxen drawing the huge loads of fodder to the old 
feed lot across the branch. The old German driver gives 
us ''A Merry Christmas!" between his gee's and geho's. 
The lowing of the cattle reminds us not onh' man, but 
beast must be remembered on this December day. The 
picturesque beauty of the landscape that now meets our 
eye is a perfect Christmas incentive. The barn with frost- 

coat, it's ice stalactites hanging from its root, the old cow- 
shed with its thatch roof, covered with snow under the 
bright rays of the sun, there are thousands of glittering dia- 
monds all about. Beyond are the mighty giants of the 
forest, the sturdy oak. the stately elm, the walnut and 
the hawlhorne from which only a few weeks past we 
gathered our winter store. The rabbit bounds over the 
snow into the brier patch, he goes safe, he thinks himself 
secure from boy and dog. 

The huge wood-yard, where st.inds the old apple tree 
with its great ricks of wood, tells us "Peace and plenty 
reign here." Soon we are out, skipping down the narrow- 
shoveled pathway to the door, our childish eye seesChrist- 
nias written there. On one side we find the maple with 
it's broad spreading branches, brown and bare, beneath 
which the old grindstone stood so near the shop door, the 
s\camore with its scales of w hite. its balls suspended like 
diamonds in the air. 

Next are the old well and milk house. It looks as if 
this might be the crxstal palace, the pump so stitt 
and statelx'. the king. Tlie lilac and snow-ball, to- 
gether with the rose bush and jassimine with their winter 
cloaks \\ rapped around them so snug and neat and the 
borders along the walk which a few months before sent 
forth their fragrance, in their silence seemed to whisper to 
\ ou "Pass on, I have gone to sleep." 

The old locust tree, which in the bright summer day 
was grand-mother's conservatory and grand-father's sum- 
mer resort. The old smoke-house, with its pad-lock hang 
ing on the door, tells us there is a plentiful store within. 

Grand-father in his old arm chair, his hair as white 
as tlie snow without, his greeting, quiet but genuine 
and true, grand-mother in her tast\' black cap and 
knitting in hand, greets us with her saintiv face. The 
aimties and uncles are there around the bright fireside, 
where tingling fingers are soon made to glow . Now. in 
this old farm-house was a primitive old log kitchen w hich 
was unsightly to the grown-up folks, but to our childish 
minds held many treasures and many mysteries. It had 
long since been forsaken for culinary uses. How \\ ise 
and kind was our grand-parents that this primiti\e kitchen 
was kept as an heirloom to their grand-children. 

Christmas has been brighter and more suggestive to 
me from having visited that old log structure on snowy 
Christmas tides. The old tire-place which held the crane 
and kettle, the waffle iron, the Dutch oven, the old mantle 
shelf, on which sat the tall brass candlesticks, the candle 
drips hung near b\-. In one corner stood the high post bed 
with its rope springs, with its thick feather bed, often 
times in another corner the old spinning wheel, we found. 
The saddle bags hung from the wooden peg. the old 
musket lay in the forked sticks over the door. The huge 
chimney which Santa Claus always came down. We care- 
fully covered the coals of fire that he might not burn his 
toes, and hung our stockings in full view, so that he need 



not use glasses or spend time searching for tliem. The 
old rafters above were covered with white-wash, that was 
the preventi\e of microbes then, but it made it sweet and 

Suspended high, safe from tiie mice, were long strings 
of seeds of all Ivinds. the choice ears of corn with shucks 
twisted back, hung all in a row, were for next vear's seed. 
The clean muslin bags of dried fruit swung, too, the red 
peppers, sage, the catnip and many other herbs. 

Here we popped corn, roasted apples, eggs and pota- 
toes in the ashes, ate peach leather and made honey candy. 
A trip to the garret was made to see the old tali clock, the 
liigh back chairs, the wooden back books, the old cedar 
chest. As we studied them with awe, we thought that 
our ancestors must have came over in the Mayflower. 
Such memories as these seem so suggestive of the room 
where the first Christmas presents v/ere made. 

When the wise men from the East, guided by God's 
linger -the bright star— to the humble peasant cottage, came 
to la\ at the feet of the Babe which was born in the man- 
ger the gifts of gold, frankincense and m\Tih. A room 
much more humble than this primitive room of our child- 
hood, was the fountain from v\hich ail Christmas fes- 
tivities flow. It was the source of that light that has 
' warmed and illuminated the whole world. 

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MRS. ELL.\ Mcdonald brackett, 'so. 

The dearly cherished anniversary returns in all its 
beauty and antiquity. 

At the present season how gladlv we welcome the 
Advent Day of Him it commemorates, and amidst the 
gathering shadov^'S of declining life recall His promise of a 
brighter day. 

It is the day of good cheer in its broadest and most 
generous sense. 

The Christmas of the present is richer than the Christ- 
mas of the past, and its cheer is vastly more cheerful on 
account of happiness remembered. 

A revival of some old-fashioned customs is alwa\ s a 
source of delight to us who entertain more than ordinary 
affection for our ancestry. 

During the very earliest settlements affairs were in a 
hazardous state, our forefathers encountering difficulties 
and hardships which were met and overcome with forti- 
tude. The architecture, being temporary, was exceeding- 
ly rude and primitive. A place of abode was what they 
sought, and it was completed with a determination. 

The bond of union among the colonists was very ar- 
dent; they were truly a congenial people, being few nu- 
merically, but strong in fellowship. 

As the years roiled on, progress was more and more 
evincing itself. 

The rude structures were being substituted by those 
of beauty and convenience. There was now the large old- 
fashioned mansion on the hill with broad stone steps and 
veranda shadowed by lofty trees, where was dispensed 
the generous hospitality characteristic of the old times. 

The mansion was substantially constructed, the dor- 
mer windows w ith their several small panes, the main 
door with it"s massive carved frame and portal arch, the 
transom light, fan-like in design, a knocker and knobs of 
polished brass, all were in keeping with the colonial idea. 

From the broad stair-steps wilh gracefully curved bal- 
uster, the ascending guests were permitted a view of the 
swinging lamp, a corner clock, the antique furniture, and 
the family paintings, all harmonizing exquisiteK' with the 

The colonial social life has left it's impress upon the 
succeeding ages. 

The Christmas fes'ivities were exceedinglx delightful, 
and the great mansions shone in all their splendor, the 
days were one long series of gay entertainments and ex- 
changing a charming hospitaiitx'. They were occasions 
of family reunions. To the young people who had been 
attending school, the season had special charms, as it 
brought release from study and the pleasure of going 

Our forefathers were a bod\' of men and women pos- 
sessed of high moral qualities, and marked devotional 
spirit. On Christmas morning \ou would see the gentry 
in their great lumbering coaches with crests, the dignified 
old gentlemen in long queues and lace ruffles, the ladies of 
rank in satin and feathers. Dress was an affair of some 
solemnity, and with the colonists distinction as to rank 
was made apparent in the church as v.'ell as in the home. 

The Christmas dinners were served in three courses 
in the long room on the finest damask, bv the light of 
candles in silver candlesticks ornamented by diminutive 
frills. A bowl of violets and primroses adorned the center 
of the table. On either side were crystal dishes, the bev- 
erage being served from a great silver urn, or a large cut 
glass flagon. 

The silver bov.-ls, mugs, cups and saucers were of 
great solidity w ith unique artistic designs quite in advance 
of the similar ware of today. Thegenerous old fashioned fire- 
place with the brass andirons and high carved mantels 
were characteristic of the period. 

At six o'clock the Christmas ball began. In Virginia 
this brilliant assembly, sometimes numbering three hun- 
dred, was quite royally entertained, the hall being elabor- 
ately decorated v\ith evergreens and potted plants forming 
festoons, arches and various other designs. The reflec- 
tions from the numerous mirrors lent extraordinary beauty 
to the scene. 

One of the old colonial belles wasiMiss Ann' Wether- 



COLLKGE Greetings. 

bv. Her costume was of a singularly becoming texture 
and color to tlie gay young beauty, being a rose pink satin 
gown, a white satin petticoat with striped gauze encircling 
the neci<. The head-dress was a high befeathered coiffure. 
The high-peeled white satin slippers were clasped with 
unique silver buckles. 

The dignified minuet was participated in by the bril- 
liant company, and was an event which was held in fond 

At twelve o'clock the dancing ceased, and the Christ- 
mas ball was over. 

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Contributions to the College. 

Last Mav a list was given of all contributions made 
by the alumnie to the Improvement Fund of the College 
up to that time. The list then showed a total of $729. 
Since that time the following amounts have been paid: 

-Mrs. Rebecca Wood Metcaif, '58 $10.00 

JVlrs. Ella De Motte Brown '71 5.00 

^Classof '98 50.0tr 

> Mrs. Anna Thompson Brown, '80 5 .00 

*Mrs. Lillie Ruddick Thompson, '77 10.00 

Miss Maude Marker. '98 5.00 

'Mrs. S. E. Gillham Winterbottom, '76 5. 00 

' Mrs. Hester Gillham Willard, '76 5 .00 

-Airs. Ella McDonald Brackett, '80 5.00 

7 Mrs. Emma Truitt Scripps, '54 5 .00 

' Miss Mary L. Jones, '95 5.00 

vMrs. Alice Don Carlos Vogel, '71 15.00 

, Mrs. Susie Brown Dillon, '75 10.00 

Total $130.00 

Present total of Alumna Fund $859. 

Last May there had been paid in to the lmpro\'enient 
Fund by friends other than the alumna- $^859,00. Since 
May the following have been received: 

W. P. Day $15.00 

J. N. Ward 25.00 

Rev. D. F. Howe 5.00 

David T. Heimlich 10.00 

George R. Metcaif 10.00 

E. P. Jones 10.00 

Total $75.00 

Making a grand total for the Improvement Fund of 

During the summer the College chapel was thorough- 
ly repaired, a beautiful steel ceiling put up, and the room 
seated with comfortable opera chairs. The cost of this 
improvement was $600. The following contributions have 
been paid towards this special improvement: 

T. B. Orear $15.00 

Dr. T. J. Pitner 15.00 

J. R. Harker ■. 15.00 

Rev. S. W. Thornton 5.00 

Rev. G.R.S. McElfresh 5.00 

H. C. Tunison 5.00 

Mrs. Ella M. Orr 5.00- 

Rev. 'W. N. McElroy 5.00 

Edmund Blackburn 5.00 

William Paterson 5.00 

J. N. Ward 5.00 

A. C. Wadsworth 5 .00 

Rev. W. H. Webster 5.00 


Total recei\ed since May on all funds $300. 

In addition to these gifts of money, we have had 
other evidences of regard. 

The Woman's Club of Jacksonville, gave us a beau- 
tiful picture of St. John by Domeiiichini for the reception 
room. The Class of '98 gave us for the same room one of 
Raphael's Madonnas; the Class of '52 gave a fine portrait 
of Dr. Jaquess for the chapel. Mr. Day gave two pictures 
for the chapel, one of Theodore Thomas, and one of Seidl, 
and another friend gave a group picture of the seven presi- 
dents of the College. Mrs. Mary E. Owen has given us 
a fine statuette of Douglas, and the life of LaFayette for 
the library, and the young ladies of the College have given 
one of Miss Stiles' pictures for the dining room. 

If any one knows of an error or omissio.n in the above 
report, the correction will be cheerfully made. The Col- 
lege needs to be remembered by its friends. We need 
help on the above funds, we need gifts of books or pic- 
tures for our library or rooms, and in many other wa\ s. 
Will not several friends remember the College with a 
Christmas or New Year's gift.'' Do not be afraid to send 
a small gift. Small gifts show loving remembrance. 

Hereafter all gifts will be acknowledged monthly in 
the Gii-ctiiigs. 

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Translation from the Qerman. 

O! Let me seem, 'till 1 become, 

Strip not off mv snowy dress. 
I am hastening away from my earthlv home 

Soon shall my head the grave clods press. 

J hen in silence this body shall rest. 
But the eye of the soul is open wide; 

In that higher realm is the spirit blest. 
With fillets and wreaths, and veils put aside. 

Beauteous forms in the heavenly sphere. 

Dwell together like angels bright. 
They do not in earthK' robes appear. 

But the body celestial is clothed v\ith light. 

On earth we are aged and blighted with care. 
And our hearts are pierced with sharpest pain. 

But above in that world so pure and fair. 
We are free, and our youth returns again. 

Mrs. Julia P.almer Stevens. 







'•But do you really believe," said the Girl who paint- 
ed photograph frames, as she viewed her last production 
with her head to one side, "that without talent you can 
ever do anything, that is, amount to an\thing?" 

"There are such degrees of amounting. What amount 
of amounting do )'ou mean?" 

"Whv, to be somebody, above mediocre -to achieve 
fame" — rather vaguely. 

"She means," said the Cast Student, "can one expect 
to be a Michael Angelo." 

"I don't mean that, of course." 

"But you can't deny that he wiis somebodw" 

"Do let us allow the poor man to rest." interrupted 
the Serious Student. "If, as some say, he turns in his 
narrow bed each time he is brought up in argument he 
must be very active." 

"Then we'll let him rest. 1 ne\er could enjoy con- 
versations of the past. Let us take examples in our more 
immediate neighborhood.'' 

"Ourselves, for Instance!'' 

"Horrors! Think of the consequences!" 

"Some American of established reputation would do," 
suggested Mary-Mary. 

"Gibson,"' said the Pen and Ink girl, with a smile. 

"Gibson isn't dead \et, nobody knows what he uill 
be after he is gone,'' said the Carpenter. 

"Turning in his narrow bed like ail the rest. But lie 
will suffice, he has made a name in two countries, and we 
can see his work and perhaps comprehend it better than 
that of a greater min. and the question is, has Gibson 
that divine afflatus— is it.' Was he discovered by his fond 
mamma in early \outh drawing wonderful pictures on the 
wall of his room with the stump of a burnt match, of 
course? Did he cover his arithmetic and grammar with 
pen sketches, marvelous for their truth to life, much to 
the annoyance of his teacher? And make pictures so life- 
like that the birds pecked at them? etc., etc., through the 
list 'ad infinit'jni?' And his parents think he never would 
amount to anything anyway, and so made an artist of 
him?" supplemented the Youngest. 

"I am so glad we don't hear these time-worn and dog- 

eared stories about our great men. and that Gibson, for 
one, was not an infant prodigv," said Mary-Mary, "for it 
gives me m\' opportunity, which I never lose, to say that 
he didn't have any special ability in that line, but made 
his name by hard work — yes, with education and environ- 
ment to assist him." 

"Education and en\ ironment." repeated the Cast Stu- 
dent, "those are the props upon which much of the so- 
called talent leans." 

"Hard work, too," persistently, from Mar\-Marv. 
"and the two P's.'' 

"We're apt of course to mistake between the props." 
continued the Cast Student, "but education and environ- 
ment are so much, a certain stimulus, a certain atmos- 
pheie will bring out the best in us, much as we know. One 
thinks twice as fast among bright minds, as among slow 
ones. To sei?, to hear and to converse, that will make an 
environment for us, at least, make the best of the actual 
and existing one. If we see and hear the best and ex- 
change our real opinions upon the best, we bring to light 
a good deal that we never knew was in us.'' 

"To exchange our real opinions; who was it said he 
talked not because he had ideas, but to find out what he 

"I suppose we do find out something in all this ram- 
bling chatter," said the Carpenter, "it is stimulating at 
least, our crude ventures on the talent question. Stir up 
the inquiry, and it bobs up at every chance. It's all the 
time bobbing and never gets settled." 

"The amounting to something, has reminded me of a 
quotation in ourLubke, and it's so comforting to lean on a 
mentality that I'm going to hunt it up," said Mary-Mary. 

"Well," confessed the Pen and Ink girl, "I may be 
wanting in ambition, totally lacking in high ideas, and 
a'that, because 1 never expect to be even mediocre, and 
don't much care, but 1 do expect and am getting a great 
deal of pleasure in this work." 

"I am w'orking and expect to give other people pleas- 
ure." from the Girl of the frames, "and it seems a very 
selfish motive to pursue it for one's own pleasure'' 

A raising of eyebrows all around, a half acquiescent 
murmur, mingled with an undertone of dissent, was dis- 
pelled by the quotation from Platen: 

"A talent for anv art is rare, but it is given to nearly 
every one to culiivate a taste for art; onl\' it must be culti- 
vated with earnestness. The more things thou learnestto 
know and to enjoy, the more complete and full will be for 
thee the delight of living.'' 

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Now w ith faces towards the sunset. 

Life's lessons we still pursue. 
If faithfully learned, at the evening-time. 

There'll be rest for me and for \ou. 

MRS. ALICE Don Carlos vogel. 




I'ulilislicil Monthly in tlie intrrcst oi Illinois Female 
College during the College Year. 

DELLA DIMMITT, '86, Editor. 

- College Editors. 



.\lurana;. Faculty and .Students are invited to contribute 
articles, personals and items. 

.\11 communications should be addressed to 




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This number ot the Collei;:e paper is a i7ir/.i////ii\- 

It's message is in one of Hans Cliristian Anderson's 
quaintest tales, called "The Stor\- of the Year.'" 

The book that contains the tale is an old one that has 
come down from some long-forgotton Christmas of cliild- 
ist days, and the story, itself, is older still. 

Countless other writers, greater in art, have retold the 
story of the last hours of the mysterious waning \ ear. re- 
told it with defter touches, but fev\'. if anv. have ever 
touched the heart as tlie sunny-liearted Dane has done. 
About this old worn bool<. there is the fragrance of tliis 
past— this vanished Christmas. 

And the tale! Tliere is the wild breath of a Danisli 
winter, and a ""white Christmas" in it. 

It was the time when the "wet fogs came, the lev 
wind blew, and the long, dark nights drew on apace." 
and the year had grown into a "wonderful old man who 
sat in wind and weather high on the heap of snow. He 
was quite white, dressed like a peasant in a coarse 
white coat of frieze." and he had grown wearv and was 
longing to go to rest "'to rest in the gleaming star." 

It was the time when the Cliristmas bells were ringing, 
and alreadx'. ""in the green tlrwood. where tlie snow la\ . 
stood the Angel of Christmas. " 

The people were waiting for tlie .New Year longing 
for it all oblivious that the Old Year still lived and 

""M\- time for rest draws near." said the old Ruler of 
the \ear." ""and the young pair nt the Year shall now 
receive m\ crown and sceptre." 

'"But the might is still thine." pleads the Angel of 
Christinas, ""the might and not the rest. Let the snow lie 
warnil\- on the \oung seed, l.earn to bear it. tliat anotlier 
mav receive iioinage while thou \et reignest. Ltarn to 
bear being Inrgotton w hile thou art alive. The hour ot 
th\ release comes. 

Then he of the ""white locks and snowy beard, cold, 
bent, and hoar>'. but strong as the wintry storm and firm 
as ice, old Winter" yields to the importunities of the An- 
gel of Christmas. He enters into the spirit of Christmas— the 
Christ-mass— which is sacrifice, and on the \oung trees that 
are to be borne away for tlie Christmas festivals of the 
people who are weary of the Old Year, he breathes this 
prayer — "Ma\' there be jov in the room and under the 
green boughs." 

And that was the message the "StorN of the Year" 
carried to a child's heart long ago. The picture w as verv 
vivid of the old man in his white frieze coat, siting lonely 
and sad on the snow-bank while the gav throng turned 
their taces away from him and said cruel things in his 
hearing. It seemed a fine and generous deed that lie 
sliould vet bless their Christmas tree. 

And now the fairy tale has become the \eiled expres- 
sion of a beautiful truth: that the jo\- of the Christmas 
must come at the expense of some sacrifice of self, and it is 
none the less a vivid and real "Story of the Year" that 
ends with the prayer— "'May there be jin in the room and 
under the green boughs." 

A RECENT letter to the Girf/iHgs has this, which will 
be of especial interest to the class of '92: '"On the 12th 
of October 1 was married, and in changing m\- name. 1 al- 
so changed my home. 1 am now far from dear old Illi- 
nois, in a citv located on Long Island Sound, but my mem- 
ory is still "open.' and lingers lovingly on the manv 
liapp\' times spent in the old 1. F. C. 

1 find the Gnr/injfs a great pleasure to me. more than 
1 can express. 1 am in hopes that it will continue, and 1 
can assure you it has m\ best wishes for its success." 

Mrs. Wallace Mac Ixhae. 
iLiLLiE Robeson. '92). 

South \oi-\valk. Conn. 

The matter of college discipline has become a much 
more complicated concern than it used to be in the da\s 
when a pedagogue's ability was measured niainU' b\' the 
number of birches he wore out in a term. 

An old 1. F. C. student, now lady principal in another 
college, recently discovered that a Saturday night caller 
had sta\'ed beyond the regulation hour of ten o'clock. She 
gave him ten minutes of grace, and then went down into 
the reception room, cordially shook hands wiih the voung 
man and told him how glad she was to have him call on 
the girls, and that if he had not had his visit out. she 
wished he would take a recess and come back Mondav 
night and finish. 

IN THE Januar\ number of the Giri-/iiii\<: / Ella 
Yates Orr. '67, will write of some of the noted women 
whom she has seen and heard and. some of them, known 
personalU. under the suggestive title of "'Discovered 
Women. ' 

CoLT^EOE Greetings. 



Cbc CQhispering Gallery. 

To a Freshman. 

(With apologies to James Whitcomb Kile\ i. 

There, little girl, don't cr\! 
They have given \"ou zero, I know. 
And the ga\', free wavs 
Of your public school da\s 
Are things of the long ago. 

But Freshman troubles will some da\' tl\', 
So there! little girl, don't cr>'. 

There, little girl, don't cry! 
You have broken your record. 1 know, 
And the rigid rules 
Of the boarding schools 
Are rasping and hampering so. 

But senior honors will come by and b\'. 
There! little girl, don't cry. 

There, little girl, don't cry! 
Thev have broken your heart. 1 know. 
And the notes and flowers 
And the sweet, halcyon hours 
Are things of the long ago. 

But there'll come another one, />r and /'v. 
So there! little girl, do/i'/ cry. 

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Did \ou know that the girls wore black uniforms to 
supper, lately? 

We wonder if Miss Hans has an "engaged" sign 
permanenlU' on her door. 

Butcher boy (at back door of I. F. C.) — .Mornin'. here's 
some brains for one of the teachers. 

We wonder why Margaret B. cherishes that red ear 
she got at the husking bee? Did Sada get an\ ? 

A senior in psychology confessed that she had good 
ideas occasionally, but she didn't know what caused 

The girls of the College wish some generous man 
would enlarge Illinois College gymnasium so as to put in 
more chairs. 

First student-Did she have a chaperone v\-hen she 
went ? 

Second student No. but she had a cliap-a-long. 

We knew that Sada loved an M. D. but we supposed 
it was a medical student; we recen!l\ found that it \\as an 
Illinois College senior. 

Junior (to senior prep)-- Get me a s\camore collar, 
size thirteen, please. 

Senior prep. - Thirteen inches long, or thirteen inches 
w ide? 

Who v\asthe senior prep, who thought she was tele- 

phoning to Dr. Marker at the 1. F. C. when she was ask- 
ing the learned senior, Parker, at the Illinois College, con- 
cerning her arithmetic lesson? 

First junior- 1 thought the seniors had adopted caps 
and gowns, when do they wear them? 

Second ditto — The\' are keeping them in camphor 
till commencement. 

"Where did the seniors get the idea of having their 
pictures taken b\ twos?'' 

"Oh. the>- take Bible studw and in Arkeolog\'. the 
animals went in two bv two." 

1 he \oung man who receives the loan of the Greet- 
ings through the kindness of "a friend," is gently re- 
minded that the best way of absorbing the contents of the 
Greetings is not hv chewing the leaves. 

Sophomore What was all that noise about among 
\ou juniors in your class meeting? 

Junior— Oh nothing. A member simpK- got mad o\'er 
a motion and threw the class loving cup at the president's 

Senior class bible. Teacher How did Moses happen 
to be in the bulrushes? 

Miss Promptness—Why. the king, wishing to make 
sure of the death of Jesus, issued an order that all children 
should be killed, and so Moses was hidden in the bul- 

A sophomore girl made the follow ing rh\'me which 
explains itself: 

"My e.xam. in physics is a bitter pill. 

1 can't learn it. do what 1 will; 

I've studied my "pony," till I'm thin and bony 

And m\' grade will be "nil.'' 

Senior (to teacher)— Don't the teachers have to take a 
vow when they come to I. F. C. that thev will not receive 
attentions from gentlemen? 

Teacher — Yes. but when a gentleman comes at a late 
hour and demands the companv of the teachers en masse, 
what's a woman to do? 

In the dim recess 

Of an abbey gray, 
A pair of lovers 

Sat one da\'. 
Half-hid in shadow. 

His heart grew bolder, 
And of his love 

He. trembling, told hei. 
The maideri listened. 

She said but a word. 
She spoke in a whisper. 

The gallery heard. 
And lo! on the wind 

The stor>- sped. — 
The maiden told it. 

The lover said. 



Thanksgiving Day at the College. 

No one needed reminding tliat November 2\. was a 
lioliday— why?— because in the first place, tlie rising bell 
did not ring at the customary 6:20 but was one hour later. 
How we anticipated that blessed hour of sleep, and who 
of us realized it? Nearly everyone was awake and ready 
to pay or receive calls when the bell rang. Then we 
breakfasted at the fashionable hour of eight. The da\- 
was fittingly observed by appropriate and impressive 
chapel exercises, that ver\' surely turned our thoughts to 
the more serious consideration of rendering to the Father 
sincere gratitude and love for all the past and present mer- 
cies. In recalling all our manifold blessings, we were 
lifted to a higher and keener appreciation of our surround- 
ings, and were indeed thankful that the "lines had fallen 
to us in pleasant places." 

After our attendance at the public service held in 
Centenary church, we found ample time for some myste- 
rious practice of vocal music. 

When the dinner bell rang, everv one was prompt to 
respond. The scene that greeted our eyes as we entered 
the dining room — ah, nothing but the sight of "Old Glo- 
ry,'' as it was beautifully displayed in the decorations, 
can call forth such feelings of national pride and personal 
respect as filled our hearts there. 

This was indeed a Patriotic Thanksgiving! for was 
not the entire nation this dav thanking God for peace; 
and for the special Providence that had successfully car- 
ried our arms though four m.onths of almost bloodless 

Of course the great event ot Thanksgiving Day is the 
dinner; and here our kind host and hostess saw to it that 
none should be disappointed. The dinner— but there! It 
cannot be forgotten by those present, and it is unkind to 
prey upon the feelings of those who unfortunateK' missed 
it. After a most agreeable feasting of both body and soul 
for nearly three hours. Dr. Marker in a very happy wa\- 
introduced one of our guests of honor. Judge Whitlock,as 
toastmaster. We were particularly glad to have him en- 
joy the day with us, because the 2+th marked a milestone 
in the useful life of our good friend: and there were none 
but sincerely wished him manv more happ\' returns of the 

Judge Whitlock, in prefacing his introduction of the 
first speaker, said that he had made a failure of everv at- 
tempt he had put forth in life, except one, and in a few 
moments he would have failed in that, too. We onlv 
hope that he may make the same kind of failure in all 

efforts as he did in presiding at that time. His remarks 
were sometimes facetious, and then again full ot the gen- 
uine love and friendship he has ever shown towards all 
in any way connected with the College. 

The response to the toast, "Thanksgiving," was 
beautifully and impressively given by our lady principal. 
Miss Gilchrist. She spoke of our victories on sea and 
land; our advanced position in affairs of nations; our over- 
flowing harvests, and the great blessing of peace that had 
again come to us. 

"Once more the liberal \ear laughs out 
O'er richer stores than gems or gold; 
Once more with harvest song and shout 
Is nature's bloodless triumph told '' 
When words fail lo express our affection for our be- 
loved land, what more fittingly performs this office than 
the ever new, inspiring melody "The Star Spangled Ban- 
ner." Here was Introduced our sweet voiced singer. Miss 
Okev. who thrilled our hearts as she sang 

"The Star Spangled Banner in triumph doth wave 
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave." 
"The Victories of Peace" was treated in such an elo- 
quent and inspiring response by the Rev. Preston Wood, 
that we felt, after all, God blessed us most abundantly in 
these silent conquests; that, in truth, "Peace hath her 
victories no less renowned than war." 

Well chosen was the toast "Our Country and our 
College,'' and who of the alma mater could more fittingly 
and earnestlv respond than Miss Dickson. To many 
lands have our students gore carr\-ing "glad tidings" 
and "good will.'' 

"The alumna? of old Alma Mater 
illumine the country at home and afar.'' 
The \oung ladies then gave their new College song, 
which was explanative enough for the mysterious practic- 
ing. The last verse was particularly befitting the time as 
a toast to the long and useful life of our College: 
"Our dear old I. F. C. 
Long life and health to thee - 

Of thee we sing. 
Long mav tin fame resound: 
Mav we be loval found 
To thee our hearts be bound; 
Our College dear." 
The College cheer was given repeatedly for Dr. and 
Mrs. Harker, Judge Whitlock and all others who had con- 
tributed to the enjoyment of the occasion. 

The presence of some fathers and mothers was one of 
manv pleasant features of the day. The stereopticon en- 
tertainment in the evening was both interesting and in- 
structive, and was a successful close for one long day of 
enjoxment. We bade each other "good night." recogniz- 
ing a "sort of feel in the air"' that Thanksgiving and 
Peace were abroad in our nation. Surely our prayer is 
answered. "Give to us Peace in our time. O Lord!" 

CoLi^KGE Greetings. 

If T? '•^> 

College Notes. 

Misses Dickson, Cole, Blackburn. Kreider and Stiles, 
of the faculty, and Misses Maude and Bessie Marker, Mc- 
Ilvaine and Lavman, were among Chicago visitors Decem- 
ber 10. to hear Rosenthal and see the art exhibit. 

Dr. and Mrs. Marker have entertained the different 
classes during the month. Of course it is not necessary 
to add that the young ladies had a delightful time, as our 
president and his wife are noted for their hospitality and 
delightful entertaining. 

Lucille Elliott entertained the members of the Sopho- 
more class Saturday evening, December 3, at her home on 
South Main street. The house was decorated in the class 
colors and the evening was devoted to games, after which 
a splendid luncheon was served, when the ices and bon 
bons gave special hints of the class flower and \ ear. 

December 15 was Ralph Marker's ninth birthday, and 
to properly observe the event, Mrs, Marker asked the 
primary department to remain after studies and surprise 
him. Several hours of the afternoon passed pleasantly 
with a fish-pond and other amusements. As evening ap- 
proached the birthday cake bearing the nine candles was 
brought in and the candles lighted, after v\hich suitable 
refreshments were served. 

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The Societies. 


The society has beenvery busy the past month. Be- 
sides the usual instructive programs, and the admission 
of many new members, the young ladies have been busv 
with preparations for their bazaar. 

Several sewings were held at the home of the Misses 
Menion, wheresome sewing and much planning was the or- 
der of the day. December luth this fair was held in the Col- 
lege library, which was decorated with the colors of the 
different classes. The former members aided verv mate- 
rially in the success of the enterprise, as they contributed 
very generously. The tea table was presided over bv 
some of our last year girls. By seven o'clock the fancy 
work tables, as well as the china and candy tables, had 
been cleared, and as the Belles Lettres, with smiling faces,, 
counted over the monev. it was found that twenty-five 
dollars had been cleared. A portion of this money will 
be used to brighten up the society hall, and the remainder 
will go to swell the fund being raised for a new society 

All the present Belles Lettres join with the writer in 
thanking the old members for their loyalty and liberalitv, 
and it is hoped that they will visit the society at anytime, 
as the latch string is always out to B. L. girls. 

The society is much gratified at the success of one of 

the '98 girls. Elizabeth Winterbottoni. She has been 
chosen as one of si.x from Ohio Wesleyan to debate with 
Oberlin. This shows that Miss Winterbottom is a gifted 
young lad\-, to be chosen from so large a number, 

L. A. M. 


The Phi .\u meetings during the past month have 
been unusually interesting and profitable. The themes 
have been bright and racy. 

A mock trial was the source of much amusement 
among the members, but time proved too limited to admit 
of a decision of the case. 

Every loyal Phi Nn thoroughly enjoved the anniver- 
sary meeting which was held Thursda\' afternoon. De- 
cember 8th, in L F. C. chapel. 

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Miss Newcomer spent Thanksgiving at her home. 

Mrs. .McKinney made her daughter. Lulu, a visit re- 

Maude Ragan went home to Shelb\ ville for Thanks- 

Mabel Mill visited some friends in Murravville No- 
vember 26. 

Blanche Williams visited her brother at Versailles 
December -1. 

Mr. Day Vi'as absent from College several davs on ac- 
count of illness. 

Misses Cox and Horney spent Thanksgiving at their 
respective homes. 

Miss Curry spent Thanksgiving with Minnie Nevens, 
a former I. F. C. girl. 

Christine Pratt. '98. of Virginia, was a recent welcome 
visitor at the College. 

Dr. Marker's brother-in-law. Mr. McCuUough. spent 
December 22 at the College. 

Sada Vertrees spent Thanksgiving at her home in 
Murra\ville. taking Miss Farmer with her. 

Miss Vertrees' grandfather.a veteran of the Black Hawk 
war. took dinner with his granddaughter at the College. 

During Dr. Barker's absences the past month, difler- 
ent teachers have had charge of the chapel exercises, giv- 
ing the students many beautiful thoughts. 

Miss Kreider made a flying trip to Chicago to attend 
the grand opera. She also went later in the month to at- 
tend the art exhibit and concert by Rosenthal. 

Invitations are out for the marriage of Mr. Morace 
Ashley Coleman and Miss Jessica Rutledge Arenz, '97, to 
occur December 28, in the Centenary M. E. church. 



COLLEGE Greetings. 

Miss Stiles' Exhibition. 

Chapel Doings. 

Having been tavoreJ with a "private first view" of 
the interesting exhibition, open today at the Illinois Fe- 
male College, of the work of Miss Stiles, who has cliarge 
of the art department of that institution, the /tv/zv/ir/would 
call especial attention to it and sav to all \\ ho fail to 
visit the exhibition that they lose an hour of pleasure as 
well as profit. 

The work is varied in medium, and perhaps the at- 
tention will be first attracted to the sketches done in oil, 
which, by the way, seems to be a favorite with MissStiles. 
One will discover at a glance that she loves the medium, 
and her work with it is conscientious and earnest. Her 
manner of handling the medium and treating the motifs 
varies, but \'ou are impressed with the refinement and 
harmonv. Tiie motifs cover a range one would think im- 
possible in tills monotonous section of countrv, ranging 
from the homely figure to the poetically treated landscape, 
and proves the truth of the artist's instruction~-"don't go 
searching for a motif; it matters not what it is, if well and 
agreeably treated.'' There is a charming simpiicit\' and a 
decided leaning to the "Impressionist'' school in the oil 

In water color studies are some of much interest done 
on tinted paper, especially one "Willow Grove.'' on brown 
paper. The color in ail is clear and crisp. 

In pencil, we claim that Miss Stiles excels; everv 
stroke is put with a surety and purpose that is so satisfy- 
ing 1o the beholder, and we wonder why pupils do not 
learn to love the pencil better and to make more use of it. 

A novel feature of the exhibition is some monotvpes, 
both figure and landscape. Some one asks, "what is a 
monotype?'' it is an art practiced long years ago, even 
by the "old masters," an art that all artists enjoy working 
out, there are so many strange, unexpected and beautiful 
effects produced that render it very fascinating. "What 
is it done with?" With paint or ink. "How is it done?" 
Go and look the studies over and perhaps \'ou can dis- 
cover the wav they are made, if not we are sure she will 
tell \ou. 

In china there is an array of delicate and dainty 
pieces, and care has been given to the appropriateness of 
design in the decorations of each piece. A vase decorated 
with chrysanthemums is notable, and a medallion of Ve- 
nus and Cupid artisticaliv framed in black leather and 

In fact the mountings of all the pictures would attract 
your attention as it is not in the conventional manner, and 
the becomingness of each one has been well considered. 

It is a pleasure to note that Miss Stiles has a picture 
on exhibition at the Chicago Art Institute, at the Annual 
Oil Exhibition now in progress there. — Jat-kso7r,'illi- Jour- 
nal. Xov. /S. 

Miss Kreider charmed the students during chapel 
December 16 and 17 with her delightful music. Among 
her songs were "Gretchen at tlie Spinning Wheel" and 
"The Erl king." 

Mr. Fred Kent, the guitar and mandolin player, gave 
the young ladies a musical treat one morning. He had 
an appreciative audience, which was shown by the great 
applause, to which he responded with additional selec- 

Dr. Harker issued in\'itations to an evening of read- 
ings h\ Picl\rell tlie impersonator. The evening was 
thorougliK' enjoxed b\" all those present as the reader 
showed unusual ahilitw He is ranked next to Lcland 
Powers as an impersonator. 

Dr. Passavant of the hospital, on November 26, gave 
a talk on the origin of the Deaconess' v\ork, and the be- 
gining of Protestant hospital work in America. There 
surely is no more beautiful life work to be taken up tlian 
that of nursing the sick and caring for orphans. 

The address given by Prof. Woods Friday morning. 
December 2, on "Lucy Larcom," was of especial interest 
on account of his personal acquaintance with the poet. 
One of her poems, "Hannah Binding Shoes," was recited 
bv Laura Heimlicli. in connection with the address. 

The liumoiist, C. F. Craig, who gave an exening of 
readings in the Centenary church December 1 3. visited 
file chapel the following morning, and instead of being 
entertained, was the entertainer. Girls w ere seen smiling 
all the remainder of the day when the\' remembered some 
of the humorous stories. 

On November 29. the students enjo\ed a talk on 
"Browning" by Dr. Hayden. This gentleman was very 
welcome, as the students remembered the delightful talk 
on "Burns" previously given by him. No one could 
fail to enjoy reading Browning, and even Bro\\'ning 
lovers will take up the reading with greater zest, from tlie 
enthusiasm and interest gained from the talk. 

The pupils' recitals held the past month were verv 
much enjoyed. I he adwanced pupils' recital v\'as given 
in Grace M. H. church, and consisted of vocal and instru- 
mental solos, a duet, and also a chorus by the Glee Club. 
The recital given by the elocution pupils in chapel De- 
cember IS, consisted of selections by Misses Keating, 
O'Hare and Starr. 

Those who were so fortunate as to be present at tlie 
College Thursday evening, December I. enjoyed a rare 
treat. Miss Katherine Cole gave an evening of readings, 
assisted by Miss Mary Diclsson, pianist. The program 
consisted of selections from ingelow, Barrie, Edwards and 
Shakespeare's Henry VIII, closing with a selection from 
"Ben Hur" illustrated in pantomine by pupils of elocu- 
tion with vocal accompaniment from the oratorio of "The 


College Greetings. 



Jacksonville, 111., January, 1899. 

No. 5. 


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Under a mystic white ash tree. 

Which weirdlv stands amid ice and snow, 
Far in the North, near the Polar Sea, 

Where summer breezes never blow. 
In that distant land where frost-giants dwell. 

Are the sacred waters of a holy well. 

Celestial wisdom, that precious pearl, 
Shines in its sparkling waters deep, 

And the Norseman stops, in the busy whirl 
Of a hunter's life, on the mountain steep. 

To ask a drink from the wondrous well. 
Whose power no human tongue can tell. 

In ancient days at its crv'stal brink. 
Stood one who was clothed in living light, 

He sought at the hands of Mimer, a drink. 
And left his eye, in its waters bright. 

And now, who drinks, as he passes by, 
Shall ever be guided by Odin's eye. 

At the "Well of Faith," stands One who wi 

The waters of '"everlasting life," 
Vv'ho asks, and drinks, shall surely live, 

And thirst no more, in this world of strife. 
O traveler! pause, and drink of this well. 

Whose power, no human tongue can tell. 

% %, %„ 


Frances Willard says "the greatest discovery of the 
nineteenth century is woman's discovery of herself." 
Mrs. Potter Palmer adds her testimony that the "greatest 
discovery is that of woman by the general government." 
So the fact of woman's discovery is established by the 
mouth of two competent witnesses. A few facts about the 
characteristics of the discovered woman are being rapidly 

She has a wide comprehension of the world's needs. 
She has developed an enormous capacity for work. She 
holds herself to singleness of purpose, and the world to 

high ideals. Her strength is the strength of ten because 
her heart is pure. With these characteristics, it is a natur- 
al consequence that she must wield a very great influence 
upon society. 

I hold that no life is without influence, and the great- 
er the consecration to a high ideal the more far-reaching 
the influence. 

This is my tribute to a few of those women that it has 
been my good fortune to know and hear, for I am more 
and more convinced that it is best and proper to break our 
alabaster bo.x of praise to those we honor while they live. 
Custom has provoked rivalry as to who shall say the best 
things when we are dead, but my theory is eulogies and 
flowers for the noble living, and tears for the noble dead. 

When 1 was at college Dr. Adams took quite a com- 
pany of the girls to Strawn's Opera House to hear Clara 
Barton. I cannot tell you the mingled feelings of preju- 
dice and curiosity that led me to attend her lecture. She 
v\as the first woman 1 ever heard on any platform. I had 
been reared in a very conservative family and community, 
and unconsciously imbibed the belief that ladies did not 
seek a public life. But I am glad that my curiusitv over- 
came my prejudice. 

Not a word or jesture escaped me, 1 cannot sav I 
liked her, for Clara Barton was not eloquent. She simply 
recited the story of her life upon the battlefield, in the hos- 
pitals, searching out and marking the graves of our brave 
dead, and of her work in the Christian Commission, but 
she interested me, and from effects in later life, 1 think' 
she must have fascinated me, for every line and word con- 
cerning her has been of intense interest. 

She is the relief angel of all calamity-smitten districts, 
whether it be by the hand of God, or the agency of man. 
As the president of the International Red Cross Society, 
she has never failed to respond to a call, and never failed 
in an undertaking, and all have been hazardous. It mat- 
ters not whether it be by fire, or flood, or earthquake, 
or seige, or massacre, she immediately responds. She 
brings order out of chaos. Her hospital tents and sup- 
plies are alwa\'S ready for the relief of the sick; her quick- 
Iv prepared gruels have relieved the hunger, and cheered 
the hearts of thousands. Her sewing machines seem al- 
ways to be threaded and oiled and ready for business. 

In fact she has a mind to compass the most difficult 
situations, and yet able to attend to the smallest details. 
You will recall her services at the time of the floods on the 
Ohio; the earthquake at Charleston: of the Johnstown 
disaster. When a calamity comes, my first thought is 
where is Clara Barton? And when she goes to the relief 1 


COLLEOE Greetings. 

have a settled conviction that tlie bc-^t is beinti done that 
can be done. 

It must have been a proud day for this American wo- 
man when the Emperor and Empress of Germany, with 
Bismarck and Von Moltke, requested her to come and plan 
the relief of the besieged cit\' of Paris. When the seige 
was raised, she went in with the conquering hosts, her 
trains loaded with cattle and provisions, her butchers and 
bakers were ready to immediately relieve a famished cit\'. 
her clothing depots were soon busy hives fashioning the 
bales of cloth into garments for a destitute people. She 
deserved to be decorated. Would that nations rewarded 
those that teach the arts of peace, at least equally with 
those that revel in warfare. 

When Christian Europe, and Christian England, and 
Christian America failed to do anything for the Armenians 
Clara Barton offered to take her company of Red Cross 
comrades and go to their relief. Fortunately, or providen- 
tially Turkey several years previous had entered into an 
agreement to co-operate with the Red Cross Society in its 
relief work, and for some unaccountable reason this sin- 
full\-wicked nation kept its pledge. This was probably 
the largest and most difficult tleld she has ever been called 
to superintend. Larger in extent of territory, surrounded 
by a people hostile in race and religion. In Armenia's 
extremity, I was both glad and proud that America had 
such a woman to send to her relief. 

Her last work, the relief of Cubans, is of too recent 
date to need comment, only to contrast the policy of 
Spain in its unnatural warfare upon the defenseless people 
of Cuba, and the righteous relief planned and carried out 
by Clara Barton and her noble coadjutors. 

In November. 1887. it was mv pleasure to meet Pun- 
.dita Ramabai at the national convention of the W. C. T. 
U. at .Nashville, Tenn. She was there as a fraternal dele- 
gate from the W. C. T. U. of India, and was the guest of 
Miss Willard. w ho was assisting her in organizing the 
Ramabai circles, this being the means used to establish 
her home and, school for high caste Hindu widows. She 
is a unique character, petite and girlish in appearance, but 
possessing the spirit of a conquerer. To those who have 
not read her life there is a rich treat in store. 

The Pundita's history Is a demonstration that when 
(jod makes a person for a special work. He begins back 
two or three generations. Her father and mother and 
husband were people of fine education, and remarkabK' 
liberal opinions In regard to women. When her onlv 
child, a daughter, was.born. she flew in the face of public 
opinion and called her Manorana. meaning "hearts jov." 

She was left an orphan and a widow in her eighteenth 
\-ear. It was then that the call came for her life-work. 
She compares it to the call of Abraham, and like him she 
\\ent out. not knowing whither, but belie\-ing that she 
was being led h_\' the spirit of God. 

She came to England first; here she broke caste, and 

was baptised into the Christian faith. She lectured and 
wrote In behalf of high caste Hindu women. It was like 
a voice out of the silence of a thousand years. She came 
to America on the same mission. Her appeal v\ as "That 
out of Nazareth the blessed Redeemer of man came; that 
great reforms have again and again been wrought by in- 
strumentalities that the world despised." 

Tell them to help me to educate the high caste child 
widows, for I solernnU- believe that this hated and despised 
class of women, educated and enlightened, are bv God's 
grace to redeem India. Her plan was to establish a 
school for these child widows at Poona, India. It was 
estimated that It would require fifteen thousand dollars to 
establisli the school, and five thousand a year for ten 
\ ears to get it on a self-supporting basis, and this was 
done by forming Ramabai circles of ten persons, each 
pledged to pay one dollar a year for ten years. The time 
has passed and the school Is a success. 

The recent famine of India has opened new doors of 
responsibilitx to her. She assumed the support of five 
hundred famine orphans. One hundi'ed and fifty of these 
she has transferred to missionary societies, the contribu- 
tors to the Christian Herald Fund are supporting one hun- 
dred of them, and she is expecting to visit this country in 
the near future in the interest of these orphans and her 
school. Pundita Ramabai is yet a young woman, but she 
has broken aw ay from the customs of the dark past, and 
has established a school for the high caste child widows 
that is pronounced a success. Let us watch her career, for 
I believe under God, she will mark an epoch in the his- 
tory of Christianity in India. , 

Some \ears ago while in Lev\isto\\ n. the Central Illinois 
Conference was in session there, and the Woman's Foreign 
Missionary society held its anniversary, and .V\rs. Mary 
Badley, wife of the late Dr. Badley. of Lucknow, India, 
was the principal speaker. I would rather hear Mrs. Bad- 
lev than anv returned missionarx 1 have ever me^. Mrs. 
Badley while in India was actively engaged in missionary 
work, besides assisting In maintaining the mission at 
Lucknow. She accomplished much outside work. She 
edited the Woman's Friend in one of the Indian dialects. 
She co-operated with the Countess of Dufferin in organiz- 
ing "the National Association for suppKing medical aid 
to the women of India." 

In the \earof Queen Victoria's jubilee Mrs. Badley 
translated the life of her majesty into the Hindu language 
and presented a handsomely bound copy to the Queen. 
Her majesty was so well pleased w ith the work, that she 
made it the authorized text book for the go\ernment 
schools of India, and sent Mrs. Badley an autograph letter 
thanking her In most gracious terms for her scholarly 
work. Mrs. Badley prizes this letter of the Queen as 
one of her valuable possessions. She is occupying her 
time in lecturing to the churches and missionary societies 
for the purpose of suppoiting and educating her family. 



Not long since she was honored in the home land by elec- 
tion to membership in the "American Historical Societ\ ." 

JMy paper is getting lengthy, but at the risk of being 
tiresome 1 must pay a tribute to Mrs. Mary Clement Lea- 
vett, the first missionary sent out by the Woman's Chris- 
tian Temperance Union, and tlie one that first made it 
possible to organize a world's union. 

She was seven years in making her trip around the 
world. She traveled and lectured in every continent, and 
in manv of the countries. In fact she is the greatest travel- 
er the world has ever known in the number of countries 
visited. She went ever\ where preaching the gospel of 
temperance. She visited the missions of all denomina- 
tions, and urged them to take the necessary steps to place 
the missionary churches in opposition to the encroach- 
ments of the universal liquor traffic. 

She organized hundreds of societies, and has the hon- 
or of belting the globe with the white ribbon. Kings, 
princes and protentates entertained her. and upon her re- 
turn to the United States she returned all the monev that 
had been sent her. Her tour had been self-supporting. 
Truly, she has preached the gospel to the ends of the 

We should like to speak of Frances Willard, the un- 
crowned queen of America, Lady Henry Somerset, who is 
a living example of the aristocracy of Christianitv, of Han- 
nahWhitehall Smith, and her""Christian's Secret of a Hap- 
py Life,'' of Helen M. Gnugar, the tireless evangel of po- 
litical righteousness; of .V.ary H. Hunt, teaching theeffects 
of alcohol and tobacco upon the human s>stem; of Susan 
B. Anthony, who has fought the good fight for equalitv 
before the law. and of others whose lives we know are 
none the less consecrated and whose hands are doing with 
iheir might whatever they find to do. but the limits of this 
paper forbid. 

1 like to consider this group of noble women, eacli 
doing a work that is new in the li>t of the world's occupa- 
tions, each working to establish tlie kingdom ot our 
Lord upon earth. Their lives read like the Acts of the 
Apostles in the feminine gender. The world is truly their 
parish, for they have circled it with their noble deeds. If 
I cannot be like them. I like to say to them //'fZ/Wv z'// 
you. and every word and act of mine shall be a declaration 
ot faith in you. 

I love the cause of women, I like to see her march of 
victorw and I believe these that I ha\e especiail\' men- 
tioned are but the fore-runners of the might\- host that 
shall yet engage in bringing this world to the dominion of 
the Prince of Peace. 

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German sentence-making. German teaclier — Oh. yes. 
we omitted the "nicht," didn't we/ 

Student (with a groan) — Oh,( Miss G., don't make 
it any more complicated by putting (k)nots in it! 



Not wishing to annoy \ou with Twice Told Tales, but 
Timothy's Quest of An Earthly Paradise, and Speaking of 
Ellen, Called Back Sunny Memories of Foreign Lands 
when we journexed In The Stranger Peoples Countr\-. 
Far in The Forest we met Hugh W\ nne bent on A Fool's 
Errand, though A Royal Gentleman who knew how to 
make Bricks Without Straw. On approaching The Seats 
of the Mighty, Sweet Bells out of Tune were rung by A 
Lady of Quality and His Grace, the Duke of Osmonde. 
.At The Wayside Inn, which was a Bleak House, though 
illumined with Tlie Light of Asia, we were conducted to 
The Haunted Chamber, where our Night Thoughts were 
disturbed by The Woman in White, having on her head 
\ Crown of Wild Olive or Frondes Agrestes. On exclaim- 
ing "Quo Vadis," her only answer was, "Silence; " uncer- 
tain whether she was The Quick or the Dead, we made A 
Hurried Departure. In Course of Time, after wandering 
through The Forest of .Arden and Under Orchard Boughs, 
we rested Beside The Bonnie Briar Bush listening to The 
Heavenly Twins plav. The First Violin in The Choir 
Invisible with The Kreutzer Sonata, rendered by The 
Kentucky Cardinal as an Attermath. Proceeding with 
The Old Man and Jim in The One Hoss Shay, we were 
much embarrassed to meet Marse Chan and Meh Lady — 
the latter resplendent In Point Lace and Diamonds— rid- 
ing in Marse Cloverfield's Carriage, but knowing she was 
simplv Miss Nobody from Nowhere, we hurried into The 
Tennessee Mountains, Dow n the Ravine we stopped at 
Cudjo's Ca\e. where we iiad a delightful Vision of Sir 
Launfall. All in a Wild March Morning we reached The 
Ocean Blue and found Tne Chambered Nautilus, no 
doubt left there b\ The .Autocrat of the Breakfast Table, 
who said The Depot of Broomsedge Cove was contending 
w ith The Eichoffs and The Heirs of Studleigh for The 
House of Seven Gables, but The Scarlet Letter had been 
found revealing The Old Mam'sell's Secret about The In- 
heritance. Just here we saw Three Men In A Boat wlio 
said The Pearl of Orr's Island had been Cast Up by the 
Sea. and at Ebb Tide was taken by Cripps. The Carrier, 
to Ships That Pass in the .Night and transferred to Treas- 
ure Island. Taking passage in The Water Witch we ar- 
rived at Buttons Inn in time for The Eridal of Pennacook, 
which ceremony- was performed b\' The Little Minister. 
The bride was In Silk Attire, in her hand she carried A 
Yellow Aster, her ornaments being A Bow of Orange Rib- 
bon, A String of Amber Beads and Three Feathers. She 
was A Great Heiress, having inherited Old Middleton's 
Money, but was Deserted at the Altar, her husband be- 
ing made The Prisoner of Zenda For The Time of his 
Natural Life. We met Robert Elsmere and Daniel Deron- 
da who said that wiiile In The Hearl of Mid-Lothian thcv 



visited Tlie Old Curiosity Shop and saw One Man Who 
Was Content, also The Corsican Brothers and The Manx- 
man who stoutly affirmed he was The Christian, though 
having every appearance of The Heathen Chinee. Atter 
Twenty Years we went Back To The Old Home and 
heard The Cricket on the Hearth sing Omnia Vanitas. 
but were In Luck at Last when The Fair Maid of Perth told 
us How to be Happy Though Married. At Frimalchio's Din- 
ner we had Ribstone Pippins and Shakespeare interlarded 
with Bacon al a Donnelly, also heard A Story of Madeira 
by an I. P. C. graduate. Having received Very Hard 
Cash we e.xperienced The Mystery of a Turkish Bath, 
and needing A Change of Air we visited the Battlefields of 
Our Fathers, where Under Two Flags were The Honor- 
able Peter Sterling and Sir George Tressady, Opening A 
Chestnut Burr. Giving The Sign of The Four we passed 
Between the Lines where we met some Little Women 
who told Jungle Stories and presented The Truce of The 
Bear. On asking What Maisie Knew we were told that 
she could answer the query What Are The X Rays, A 
Woman's Wit, thus enabling The World at Large to de- 
cide whether it was The Lady or the Tiger. After Cross- 
ing the Alps on a Bicycle and going Up the Matterhorn 
in a Boat we made a brief visit with The Two Biddicut 
Boys at A Little House in Pimlico, Hired Furnished at Ten 
Thousand a Year. Hastening homeward In The Gloam- 
ing we saw the lights twinkling in the dear old College 
Home for Young Women, where we received the warmest 
of College Greetings, daintily embellished by Modern 
Painters. In the early Dawn when we met The Professor 
at The Breakfast Table and told him of our journey from 
Timber to Town, he was so glad we had not been Kid- 
napped or attacked by A Social Highwayman, and said if 
we were a little less visionary who knew but some dav 
we might go Round the World in a Tub. 

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ED.\ LOIS BYERS. '09. 

She was a spirited Freshman, and what is more, it 
may be said that she was not only spirited over her fun. 
but over her books. 

She stood at the head in all her classes. She was 
never behind in sports. Her success at golf had become 
the talk of the Juniors who had invariably carried off the 
palm until she appeared on the scene, and her brilliancy as 
centre rush on the basket-ball team was a subject of com- 
mon conversation. 

In short, she wheeled, she played tennis, golf, basket- 
ball, cricket, battle-ball and almost everv game known to 
the athletic girl. 

For a happy disposition the Fre=hman could not be 

excelled. But alas! the natural hilarit\' of this vivacious 
voung woman was to undergo a remarkable change. 

One day as she was coming home from recitations 
she heard a galloping sound as of horses' hoofs, and turn- 
ing around, she saw dashing down the street a fine black 
horse bearing a lady of rare physique. The person on the 
horse carried herself extremely well. 

The wind was plaving with her fluffv blonde hair and 
her cheeks glowed with the exhilaration of the exercise. 
The Freshman knew her well, and looked after her with 
longing eyes. It was the Enemy. Now the Enemy was a 
young woman in the full glory of the Senior year and was 
a noted success at athletics. It was this which first estab- 
lished the rivalrx' between them. 

What tlie Senior did, tlie Freshman did. If Miss 
Senior procured a new tennis racket, the Freshman im- 
mediately robbed her coffer of its meager treasure and in- 
vested in a racket; if the Senior indulged herself with a 
pair of new skates. Miss Freshman got a pair which cost 
twice as much, and spent half her time on the lake, till 
she almost became a "Gibson on skates.'' so popular were 
her ice-figures. 

But one thing Miss Freshman had never done — she 
had never posed as an equestrian. Moreover, she had 
never in her life attempted \q manage a horse. 

What noiu were skates and ice-figures, new rackets 
and spinning bic\cles? What now was first grade in Cal- 
culus or Advanced Latin? 

All the Calculus and Advanced Latin in the world 
could not assuage the tempest which raged in the Fresh- 
man's breast. 

When she reached her room she sat down b\' the win- 

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dow and looked out iniO the gloom. A stolid look crept 
over her features and slxe found herself almost trembling 
with disappointment. But desire to eclipse the Enemv 




was so strong that she resolved to become a rider by fair 
means or foul. It was now the Freshman's sole aim in 
life to contrive a way by which she might become the pos- 
sessor of a horse. She did not simply wish for a horse, 
but this longing for one came to be her only thought. As 
time went on, Miss Freshman became quite thin and pa- 
thetic in her brooding. Calculus was neglected and the 
Latin professor peeped over his eye-glasses in unfeigned 
amazement at her slim recitations. She was sure that be- 
fore long everyone in College would be talking about Miss 
Senior's ntw penchant, but she was too proud to sav anv- 
thing about it to anyone. So she became morose and sul- 
len. Even her best friends stayed away from her when 
she met their smiles with frowns and petulence. 

At last affairs turned in Miss Freshman's favor. One 
of her friends, a young athletic fellow, discovered her se- 
cret and offered to let her have the use of his pony when- 
ever she wanted it.' So the first fair day after this mag- 
nanimous offer Miss Freshman, in a borrowed riding habit, 
( the fit of which she. herself, could not see i and the regulation 

riding hat. sailed forthwith ail the dignity of an eques- 

To be sure, a little sorrel pony was not equal to the 
splendid black steed of the Enemy, but she would no 
doubt more than make up for that by her skill. She had 
never been beaten in any sport, and she would not be 
beaten in this. 

She mounted with some timidit\-, quite unlike her 
usual air in ventures, and then gave the pony a quick, 
sharp lash with the whip. It is needless to try to describe 
the scene. The pony gave one fierce snort, pricked up his 
ears, and started on a perfectly uncontrollable run. 

Miss Freshman was some wav not conscious of mak- 

ing the same graceful appearance which her rival had 

There seemed to he more force about it than she had 
anticipated. Her skirt seemed too long entirely, her hat 
was at a peculiar angle and her hair pins began to fly 
about in numerous directions. She found herself giving 
out. She had pulled and jerked on the reins until her 
arms ached and her head grew dizzv. 

Miss Freshman never had been known to faint. It 
was against her athletic principles. But even the proud- 
est must yield to destiny, and Miss Freshman was carried 
home on a cot instead of riding easil>' and gracefully down 
the drive as she had planned. 

When she became herself again, and was able to sit 
up in bed, her friends came to see her and condole with 
her over the "athletic feint," as her misfortune had been 
termed. Even the Enemy came, and the Freshman, once 
ready to sell her kingdom for a horse, said meekly, "Well, 
I confess you out-do me entirely when it comes to the art 
of horse-back riding.'' 

The Enemy looked surprised for a moment and then 
said, "Oh, you mean my sister— she was here visiting 
several weeks ago, but I myself should not care to attempt 

Miss Freshman fell hack among the pillows with a 
gasp. "But 1 was sure 1 saw you one day." 

"No,'' said the Enemy, "it was sister Dell. She does 
look like me and even father declares he sometimes can't 
tell us apart." 

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Contributions to the College. 

Since the report of the December number of the Greet- 
ings, the following subscriptions have been paid to the 
Chapel Fund: 

Mrs. Alice Don Carlos Vogel, '71 .$ 5.00 

Mrs. Ellen DeMotte Brown, '71 1.50 

Miss Ninetta Layton, '9! 5 .00 

Mrs. Lillian M. Woods Osborne, '79 1 .50 

Mrs. Eliza Dewees Huffaker, '83 1 .50 

Mrs. Eunice J. Walker Buxton, '69 1.00 

Mrs. Lillie Ruddick Thompson, '77 2.00 

Mrs. Margaret A. Morrison Turley, '52 1 .50 

Miss M. Elizabeth Layton, '93 1 .00 

Miss Anna Mathers Bronson, '92 50 

Mrs. Serilda L. Seymour Rawlings, '83 50 

Miss Amelia Harriet Bourne, '95 1 .50 

Mrs. Ella B. McDonald Brackett, '80 1 .50 

Miss Linda Boyce Layton, '97 1 .50 

Miss Phebe Jefferson Kreider, '90 5.00 

Mr. J. H. Osborne 15.00 

Total $45.50 

Hon. H. G. Whitlock has given to the library a year's 
subscription to the Literary Digest. 




Published Monthly in the interest of Illinois Female 
College during the College Year. 

DELLA DIMMITT, '86, Editor. 

- - - College Editors. 



.'ilunmae. Faculty and Students are invited to contribtite 
articles, personals and items. 

All communications should be addressed to 




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The vacation days are over and the College has 
opened more auspiciously than ever in its histors' before. 

For twelve consecutive terms there has been a steady 
increase in attendance and the high-water mark was 
reached upon the day of the re-opening of school with an 
enrollment of 23S students. Among the number are eight 
new house girls, several others who have been students 
in previous years, and a number of new day pupils. Such 
a condition of affairs is in the highest degree gratit\ing, 
but with the increased numbers comes a new sense of the 
inadequate accommodations for the fast-growing school. 

More than ever before does one wish to have num- 
bered among the friends of the College some benevolent- 
ly-inclined man or woman seeking some place in which to 
safely bestow superfluous wealth. 

.No doubt there are some of us who still feel delight 
in reading those stories which authors wrote before this 
generation of realists had arisen, stories in which virtu- 
ous and deserving people suddenly came upon secreted 
stores of vasf wealth in old chimneys and cedar chests 
that had mouldered through forgotton years in ancient at- 
tics. What a fine thing it would be if some wild March 
night a violent wind would wrench off a portion of one of 
the wings of the College and reveal such a hoard of treas- 
ure that Dr. Jaquess or some other of that early school of 
prophets had placed there in anticipation of just such a 
day in the history of their institution, dedicated with such 
loving faith and unhapp\- phraseology to the "higher 
education of females." 

But the realists are abroad in the land, and we are 
left with no hope that any such delightful chances are lia- 
ble to occur. Our romances, our fables and ourfairv tales 
are all relegated to the back shelves and aggressive Facts 
stare us in the face and demand of us to read them because 
they are "true to the life.'' 

But sometimes fables do become realized facts. We 
have an organization among us that the most of the \ear 

seems like very thin air indeed, but at commencement 
time it assumes solid shape, oftentimes imposing in di- 
mensions, and that is our alumna association. 

What might we not accomplish if we tried, a band of 
five hundred or more earnest \Aomen all alive to the neces- 
sities of our College! 

A fraction of that number have been known to give a 
cit\- clean streets, to regenerate its city council, to wipe 
out its saloons or to successfullv inaugurate reforms of 
various kinds. 

It has never been done e.\cept under one condition, 
and that has been the unit\ of the working bodv in pursuit 
of a single object. 

Surely no worthier cause could engage the energies of 
us who personally owe the College so great a debt for its 
uplifting influence in our own individual lives, and there 
is not any among our number who has not the oppor- 
tunity, in some measure, to pay off this long-standing 
claim of "Benefits (not) forgot."' 

Girls still go off to college in ever-increasing numbers, 
and if the five hundred of us felt each so strong a personal 
interest in the welfare of the school that at the cost of 
some effort we were willing to direct this annual stream, to 
the e.xtent of our single influence, toward our College, the 
attendance might not be doubled, but it might be verv 
materialK' increased. 

And, then, the building fund! Is there not some one 
ot us of inventive genius w ho could desise some plan b\' 
which the energies of the entire five hundred might be 
controlled and directed toward tlie realization of that 
longed-for and indispensable new building? 

"The Well of Mimer," in this number of the Gri-et- 
iiii^^s and the "Translation fiom ttie German" in the De- 
cember number, are from the scrap-book of an old student 
who kindly sent them to the Grcctini^s. The\' were 
originally published in one of the church papers. 

In the poetic beauty of the lines the\- will appeal to 
all of us. but they will especially appeal to those who le- 
member the writer as Miss Palmer in the College class- 
room and later as Mrs. Geo. Stevens, when she was the 
guiding spirit in the Shakespeare Club to the girls who 
were so fortunate as to belong. To all and every girl w ho 
ever sought her advice she was the friend and helper, and 
the dispenser of such wisdom as was to be found so easilv 
nowhere else than in a conversation with this brilliant 
and versatile woman. 

0\E of our e.xchanges in copying the lines called 
"Love" in the November number has somehow forgotten 
to credit it to the Grcftiiizs. It comes from the pen of an 
1. F. C. girl of last year. Miss Mae Kenvon. 

Items of interest to readers of the Gn-ctitigs will be 
gratefulK- received at all times. 

COLT^EOE Greetings. 


Cbc CClbispcring Gallery. 

An excuse for the absence of 

from school. 

On the banks of classic Brooklin, 
Stood a youth, or boy rather. 
Watching skaters as they skated 
On the skates they called the "Leaver;" 
Watched them cut the double flourish 
As thev wheeled and glided onward, 
Watched them write their names in Spanish 
With the skates they called the ''Leever:" 
Thus he stood and shook and shivered 
In the north wind from the snow land. 
Then he thought of warmth and wigwam, 
In the lodge where dwelt his mother 
On the avenue called ''Hardin." 
When the shades of night did gather 
Round about the happy wigwam. 
When the north wind from the snow land 
Shook the lodge poles of the wigwam; 
Then began that dreadful coughing. 
Coughing that would bend him double. 
That sounded like a great upheaval; 
Through all the night it did not leave him 
Through the day the cough continued. 
Coughed until the stove pipe jingled. 
Till the lodge poles shook and trembled. 
Till the neighbors said it thundered. 
Till the cat was frightened from him. 
But with powders and with pellets. 
Cold compresses and foot soaking. 
Toasted bread and rabbit roasted. 
Pumpkin pie and pickled salmon 
Brought him through and set him going. 
For his absence please excuse him 
For the youngster was not able 
To attend the halls of learning 
Where the schoolma'am likes to linger 
With the kid she loves so dearly 
Till the shades of evening gather. 

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Teacher— What are the letters 1. m. n. r? 

Pupil— Fluids. 

In an essa\' on "Slavery," a girl remarked. "There is 
a dark side to this question." 

French girl (who gets her lessons by guess) Oh. I 
think we are all such "jolie" girls here at I. F. C. 

The literature of Irving's time was not in such a con- 

dition as it is now, I think he had to write his_ own 
sketches without an\' help. 

Why is it that the teachers sing with such gusto in 
chapel when we come to the lines— "I love th\' rocks and 
rills, thy Wood(s) and templed hills?" 

Who was the I. F. C. girl who carefulK' lotked her 
trunk check in her trunk and then lost the ke\- in her 
excitement over the Christmas vacation? 
"Where does Charlie go to school?" 
"To the Pyrotechnic in Boston." 
"1 suppose he will set the world on fire?" 
English— The meter of the poem is diameter,— two 
feet in a line. 

in looking around, he grew a little boulder. 

A senior prep went to the post-office and told them 
she heard they had bargains in stamps — that vou could 
get thirteen stamps for a cent and a quarter— and she got 

Miss A.— What is the trouble with vour grand- 

"Oh. he's got rutebaga or plumbago, or something of 
that sort." 

Miss A. to Miss C— What liave you been stud\ing 
in literature? 

Miss C. — Oh, we've read Shakespeare's "As You 
Please" and "Taming of the Screw." 

Soph, to Prep. -Do \ou believe in Platonic friend- 

Prep. — No, I spent so much time getting acquainted 
v\ith Cssar, that I had no time for Plato. 

Teacher in histor\--Of whom did the convention con- 

"Of merchants and negroes." 

"Wasn't it merchants and wool growers?" 

"Well, what's the difference?" 

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Weak Currency. 


They sat in the chapel in the gray afternoon, 

And sang once again that old Senior tune 

Of empty banlts and much needed ca.'^h. 

And distresses which threatened a final big crash. 

So the questions of state did so multiply. 
That the wings of the darkness did soon hover nigh. 
Ere the Seniors so w'orried could rightly transact. 
The l>usiness that always must be so exact. 

So they turned on the lights and started once more 
To count all the troubles which lay at their door. 
But alas for the Seniors! the current was weak! 
And the lights disappeared before you could speak. 

Of brilliant young Seniors we've oft heard it said, 
They could see pretty well if ' 'they had a good head, ' ' 
But to think that our class so eclipsed all mankind, 
That they saw by the light which shone from the mind ! 

CoLLEOE Greetings. 



The Societies 


The societ\' has continued the tourist programs, find- 
ing a great deal of pleasure and l^enefit may be gained 
from them. 

The study of London was quite exhaustive, although 
more time could have profitably been spent on it. The 
study of Edinburgh is now being taken up. A diversion 
in the program was made for the meeting before Christ- 
mas. Miss Wilco.x's talk on a Chinese Christmas was 
very interesting, as the young lad\' is familiar with Chin- 
ese customs. 

The committee on improvements have in mind many 
plans for making our room cozv, and yet keeping the busi- 
ness-like air about it. rather than making it a reception 
room. Next month \s'e hope to tell of our new arrange- 
ments, and the Belles Lettres librar\'. as some alumnus 

PHI xr. 

The Phi Nu meetings have been well attended the 
past month. 

The anniversary meeting v\as made a special feature, 
and we hope it was the means of fostering society spirit 
and a greater impetus for work. 

A movement is being forwarded bv which business 
meetings may be shortened that more time mav be devot- 
ed to the literary work. 

An extemporaneous debate at a late meeting was 
hailed with enthusiasm and applause. 

This month the usual semi-annual election of officers 
occurs, and it is safe to say that if the new officers prove 
as faithful as the present ones. the\' will merit the praise 
and hearty co-operation of every Phi Nu. 

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Miss Maude Terrv. of Homer, has entered school this 

Another Decatur girl in school this term is Miss Jessie 

Among the new house girls is Miss Cloa Smith, of 

Miss Amanda Pheil. of Arenzville, is taking work at 
the College. 

Miss Tressie Robertshaw. of Heyworth, is one of the 
new house girls. 

Miss Cole spent a part of the holida\' season visiting 
her .brother in Kansas City. 

Miss Carrie Latham, of Hillshoro. visited Miss Young 
for several days at the College. 

Of the faculty, Misses Gilchrist and Austin remained 
at the College during the holida>s. 

Miss Katharine D. Smith, of Tuscola, is one of the 
new members of the 1. F. C. home. 

Miss Olive Perr\', \\ ho was in school a part of last 
\ear has again resumed her work in the College. 

Mr. Sweene\'. of Rushville, came to the school to 
make arrangements for his sister. Miss Susan Sweenev. 

Miss Terr\-. Miss Smith, Miss Walker, Miss Carter 
and Miss Duckies, are all enrolled as members of the stu- 
dio class. 

Miss Elizabeth Winterbottom. '98, was home from 
Ohio Wesle\an for her vacation, and visited the chapel 
one morning. 

Illustration usually comes as an aid to literature, but 
in the case of ".An Athletic Feint,"' pictorial art leads, and 
the story fits the pictures. 

Mrs. Bertha Wilson Hardinge. '98. of Denver, Col., 
is visiting Mrs. E. C.Lambert. These two ladies were 
present at chapel January 7. 

Misses Frances Carter and Duckies, of Chesterfield, 
Illinois, are enrolled in the school. Miss Duckies intends 
to devote her time to studio work. 

Mr. and Mrs. Horace A. Coleman, whose pretty church 
wedding occurred on the 28th of December, have taken up 
their residence in Springfield! Illinois. 

Miss Phebe Kreider was called to Columbus. Ohio, 
on account of the death of a relative the first of the month, 
but has resumed her duties at the College. 

Rev. John A. Maxwell, of Kewanna, Indiana, was a 
chapel visitor Thursday, Januar\- 4. He came with his 
daughter. Miss Lillian, who is one of the new I. F. C. 

Students of former >ears will be interested to note tlie 
arrival of a son at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Will Warner, 
of Claude, Texas. Mrs. Warner will be remembered as 
Miss Phoebe Kerrick, for so long a teacher at the i. F. C. 

A competition for scholarship was held by the pupils 
in drawing in the preparatory room. To the one showing 
greatest progress during the term was given free tuition in 
the studio for the remainder of the year. Marise Leek 
was the fortunate winner. 

Miss Luella Haneline, of Sinclair, has entered the Col- 
lege. She was the winner of the county scholarship the 
last year. It may be interesting to note that three of the 
voung ladies who have won this the past four years are in 
school: i. e.. Misses Vasev. Harmon, and Haneline. 

CoLi^EGE Greetings. 


H. L. \V., '02. 

There ticks upon our mantel shelf 

A quaintly carved and ancient clock. 
So garrulous, can scarce contain itself; 

It loves at men to rail and mock. 
We let it tattle, harmless thing. 

But what if you, in cynic mood, 
Your satires at the world should fling, 

Oi fierce revenge you'd be the lood. 
It has into a habit grown. 

To lag behind a little space. 
In pity for the helpless drone; 

We start it on its daily race. 
But what if you in life should fall 

Short oi your mark from day to day; 
No hand there at your helpless call. 

Will urge you on in life's rough way. 
Nor do we wish the bitters soothed. 

Nor do we want our paths all smoothed; 
We're not mere products of art's skill. 

Not dumb machines, dull rounds to £111. 
But we are men, by God endowed. 

With power to fight our battles here. 
For man's too strong, and man's too proud. 

To crave a prop, or cringe in fear! 

^ ^ % 


Jane Martin and her mother lived in Brookfield, Mas- 
sachusetts. Jane came of good old Puritan stock and had 
been educated at one of the best eastern schools, but ow- 
ing to some disastrous investments, her father died a poor 
man, leaving them only their modest home and justenoujih 
monev for necessities. 

So Jane resolved to obtain a position as teacher, and 
as a result of having sent her name to a teacher's agency, 
we find her saying good bye to the dear mother and start- 
ing to Metropolis, Kansas, where she was to be assistant 
teacher in a very small school. But in the east there was 
a surplus of teachers, and Jane was grateful for even this 
small beginning. 

The trip seemed like all other trips to her, being a 
mi.xture of pleasure at the shifting scenery and the new- 
faces; and sadness, when she thought of her sweet-faced 
mother and the pleasant home she had left. The scenery 
was beautiful, as it was the holiday season, and Jack 
Frost had left a shower of diamonds scattered lavishK' 
over the land. 

After leaving the last large city in the state, Jane no- 
ticed that the car was nearly empty, while outside, the 
night was dark, the wind was blowing, and the snow was 
piling up in drifts. Soon the train stopped, but peering 
out of the window, the girl could see no station, nothing 
but the lanterns of the men, as the conductor came to sav 
that they were snowed in, caught by a Kansas blizzard. 

This was not verv cheering intelligence, but she sub- 

mitted resignedly to make the best of it. and looked 
around to see what kind of companions she had in this 

In the front seat, with his nose flattened against the 
window, and tears on his cheeks, sat a little boy about 
seven \ears old. Later, Jane found that he was going to 
his uncle in the west, his mother having died. There was 
also a portly old gentleman, with nicely fitting clothes, 
and the sleek well fed look of a well-to-do business man. 
The only other occupant of the car was a traveling man. 
One knew this by thecourteous manner and self-possessed 
air which seems to pervade all these knights of the grip. 

Jane endeavored to comfort the boy who was home- 
sick and wishing for his mother, as it was Christmas Eve, 
and he would get no to\s. This little sorrowful child 
seemed to break the ice of conventionality; and the two 
men aided the young lady in her plan for the child's 

Luckily, Jane had lunch w ith her. and with the ad- 
dition of some sandwiches, which the traveling man pro- 
vided, they fared very well. Then the conductor skir- 
mished around in the snow and found a branch of a tree 
which was to do service as a Christmas tree. 

The boy was given over to the offkes of the conductor 
while the work of decoration was going on, and this kind- 
hearted man gave his pocketknife as his cpntribution. The 
old gentleman, who had taken verv little active part in 
the preparations, put in his indelible pencil and a gilt- 
edged memorandum book. The traveling man opened his 
sample case and produced therefrom a toy watch, a whis- 
tle, a match-bo.x, and several other articles, seeming to be 
a veritable Santa Claus in disguise. 

Jane busied herself decorating the tree and adding her 
share; at the same time telling the old gentleman the ob- 
ject of her trip. He seemed much interested, asking her 
all sorts of questions. 

The surprise and delight of the little child ampiv re- 
paid them for their efforts; and this, with the fact being 
made known that the snow was nearly off the track, raised 
Jane's hopes of reaching her destination in good season 

When the commercial man left them at the ne.xt sta. 
tion. she felt as though she had lost a friend, while she 
was very much surprised to find that the old gentleman's 
destination was the same as her own. It was soon made 
clear to her who this gentleman was, for. on receiving the 
committee from the school board, the spokesman was her 
old acquaintance. 

"Miss Martin,'' he began, "we were a little doubtful 

as to the advisability of hiring any one through the agency, 

■ but as I have had ample opportunity to test your kindness 

of heart and love for children, you are asked to accept the 

principalship of this school atseventy-five dollars a month. 

When Mrs. Martin, in her eastern home, received a 
letter from her girl, telling of the larger salary and the 
kind treatment she had received, she mused, "Surelv, 'a 
little child shall lead them,' and the memory of the birth- 
day of the Christ-child has brought much happiness and 
io\' into m\' life.'' 


CoLLEOE Greetings. 


*%, «!'' 


1 am almost afraid to write to \ou or to any ot m\ 
teachers for I realize now how frlad \ ou must have been 
to get rid of me last spring. 

One must teach before thev can understand wliat it 
feels like to be a teacher. 1 have one pupil who reminds 
me so much of nnself. She is tolerably good in her stud- 
ies but she isn"t an\' more afraid of me than a post, and 
almost an\' time in the da>' that 1 look at her she is grin- 
ning like a little Cheshire cat. 

I can't realize yet that school is going on and I'm not 
there. I can shut my eyes and almost imagine that i hear 
the old division bell calling me to come upstairs and recite 
Zum Rhein. Zum Rhein, Zum Deutschen Rhein. but alas! 
when my eyes are opened, instead of seeing the cos\' li- 
brary with its bright carpet and comfortable chairs, 1 see 
the room of a little country school house with floor worn 
through in places and plastering off the ceiling, and instead 
of seeing Mary Huntle> 's bonnv face or IWae's bright one 
or Maude's brimming over with something she has to tell 
me, I seea lot of little tow-headed children bobbing up and 
down, and alwax'S seeking some new wn\' of getting into 

It is now recess. I stopped writing this morning to 
read a letter that one of the children brought me. It was 
from Norma Gilchrist (had to stop here to go out and set- 
tle a difficulty between some little boys). 

She is in Wellesley. as I suppose you know. She is 
enjoying her work ver\ much and thinks \\'ellesle\ ver\- 

In nn' little geograph\' class \esterda\ we were dis- 
cussing plants as food. The geography said that man 
didn't eat grass, only cattle ate it. One of the little boxs 
thought the geographies were wrong because lie said he 
knew lots ot people who ate sparrow-grass. I suppose he 
had never heard of asparagus. 

I have so much trouble getting the children to come 
regularly. So many fathers and mothers send their chil- 
dren to school to keep them out of mischief. If the chil- 
dren are needed at home they are kept out of school w ith- 
out ever a thought that it hinders their progress any. 
Ihree children stayed out days last fall to pick up""taters.'' 
Three are absent to-day because they have chills and one 
little girl is now back on the bench by the sto\e with mv 
jacket over her and one ot the bo\ s' coats under her head. 

If you know of an\' good chill medicine I w ish \ou 
would tell me about it and I will get it and dose the cliil- 
dren every morning as pait of the opening exercises. 

(Have to stop a minute, one little bo\' has kicked 
another and I have to see to themi. 

Well, everything is now peaceful, so 1 will tell \ou a 
little more about our school. I sa> the Lord's pra\er every 
morning, and one da>- I got to thinking what would hap. 
pen if 1 forgot it, so of course. 1 did forget it for a moment. 
Before 1 could think of it 1 opened my eyes and there were 
the childien all with heads bowed and eyes wide open. 

i said ver\' gravels'. '■Children. 1 wondered if you bowed 
\ our heads while 1 prayed. Now, all bow\(iur heads." 
Thev did. and by that time 1 was able to collect myself 
and go on. and the children never knew that 1 had forgot- 
ten when I opened mv e\es. Time is up. Give my love 
to Misses Trout. Gilchrist and Austin, but keep a lot for 
\"Our dear self. 

.Auf w iedersehen. 

Elsie .a. Lal'(;hxey. 

Saverton, Mo. 

A LETTEH from Miss Kate Blackburn, dated Decem- 
ber 8th. found its wa\' to the (J rer/i'/i^i^s almost a month 
later, reminding one that Bulgaria is very far awa\". She 
has this to sav concerning her work: 'T keep well, and 
am very, very busy all the time. My duties take in a lit- 
tle of everything, it seems like, still I never v\as so thor- 
oughly happy in my work as I am this \ear. 

My ten months' vacation did me so much good in 
ever\' wa\'. 

We have over fifty pupils. SLhool work goes on 
nicely thus far. I have five hours of teaching a da\'. my 
duties as principal of the school, treasurer, book-keeper, 
overseer ot all the details of the cooking and other house- 
hold affairs (this in a boarding school means much.) then 
as league president. Sund^v school teacher, class leader, 
etc.. etc.. keep me constantly engaged. 

1 ha\ e much to think of and plan for; but this >ear as 
I have noted the eagerness with which the new girls re- 
ceive the gospel truths as they are pointed out to them for 
tiie first time (for these girls have never had a Bible in 
their hands before) 1 think what a privilege it is to lead 
them to a personal knowledge of Christ. 

The Christmas season approaches, and naturalK my 
thoughts turn homeward, for never in my life have I spent 
a Christmas awa\- from the home circle except the Christ- 
niases 1 have spent in Loftcha." 

In all of .Miss.Biackburn's letters or conversations the 
practical note is dominant, and one is apt to wonder just 
\^■hat she would have done in her own particular field, 
had she not been possessed of certain old-fashioned ac- 
complishments not included in the New Education. 

Bishop Goodsell said of her (unofficiallv) that in the 
practical details of her boarding-school, he was better 
pleased v.ith her work than that of any other worker en- 
gaged in similar lines in the foreign field. 

Correspondence from ex-students of the College is re- 
spectfulK invited. 


College Greetings. 

Vol. II. 

Jacksonville, III., February, 1899. 

No. 6. 




'•Hoses Red' 

As were the blushes on either cheek 

Of the bonnie lassie of nine. 

On the lowest form of the village school 

Where she read her first Valentine. 

But not so blue as the maiden's e\es, 

Half revealing love's tender sign 

To him who vowed forever and a\e 

I'o be her true Valentine. 

So are the years that have come and gone 

In the companionship benign. 

Of one. who through tears as well as smiles 

Is her faithful Valentine. 
'•AND So ARE YOU"-- 

The words come suftl\- along the \ ears. 

In melody sweet, divine. 

To matron, as once to lassie and maid. 

From her heart's true Valentine. 

^ ^ ^ 

Newburgh belied its name, it was a ver\' old town. 
I was out one Sunday morning in the oldest section of the 
town when the sound of a bell arrested me. 

It belonged to a Lutheran church where I had attend- 
ed Sunday school as a child. 

The bell was a true one witli a remarUablv deep, re- 
sonant tone. 

I walked on to the old structure, church and parson- 
age in one, and went in. It was unchanged, even to the 
dominie seated on a stiff hair-cloth pulpit chair waiting 
for the bell to ceasa. 

He was a little older, much gra\er. but undoubtedly 
the same dominie. 

But 1 forgot everything when the music began, and I 
looked up in wonder to see what witchery was drawing 
such marvelous melody out of a little reed organ. 

There was a shadowy resemblance in the face of the 
girl to some one I seemed to have known years before. It 

was a lovely face, and the great brown eyes were lit with 
the splendor of the organ voluntary. 

After service I waited to 
catch a nearer glimpse of the fair 
organist, and as she came down 
the aisle my memor\ pla\ed me 
a quick turn. 

••You are Miss Barbara Geb- 
herdt." I said, "have you forgot- 
ten Jack Purviance?" 

••Who used to swing on the 
arbor gate with me?" shetinished 
with a gay laugh. 

Her father, the dominie, did 
not remember me at all, but 
greeted me in hearty (}erman 

fashion. And that was how it came that my interest in 
the German language and literature so suddenly revived. 

The dominie was a savant, and I devoted all my en- 
ergies to the lessons. Barbara sat a good deal with us 
and sometimes the talks ran on things which interested 
her. on music, for instance. At least it did one dav and 
to prove something about musical intervals, 1 went with 
her into the chapel. It opened from an inner door from 
the stud)' but the dominie, not being especiailv interested, 
staid behind. 

There was the coolness of shadows in the dim seclu- 
sion of the church, and as Barbara touched the kevs the 
empty spaces of the aisles leaped with the sweet shock. 

it seemed the fittest thing in the world to put mv arm 
about Barbara and kiss her sweet lips. We were onlv 
gone a moment or-two-or, at any rate, the musical interval 
closed, and the dominie and 1 went on with the German. 

I don't know just when it was that Hans- I never 
could remember his outlandish other name— began visit- 
ing the manse. 

One time he came, and ^''-''j' 

he and Barbara withdrew to 
the arbor. Now. the gate 
where we used to swing led 
into this arbor. Once I swung 
Barbara and her hand caught 
as the gate went shut. She 
was terriblv angry, and flew 
at me and bit m\' arm until 
the blood came. 1 bear that 
scar still, and once I turned 
back mv cuff and showed her the tooth-marks. 




College Greetixos. 

When Hans and Barbara left the room the old domi- 
nie's face was wreathed in smiles. He arched his eye-brows 
and thought he lowered his voice, but the dominie always 
whispered in a penetrating voice that carried twice as far 
as his natural voice, so I think the two must have heard 
him sav- -"Sweet-hearting!" 

The next lesson Barbara was in the room, and the 
dominie was busy hunting up some German text. 1 was 
darkly suspicious of Barbara. 

"Barbara." 1 said in a tone of mild fatherly anxiety, 
"\ou"ve never let any other fellow kiss you, have you?" 

"Have you ever kissed any other girl, Mr. Jack?" re- 
torted Barbara, and she laughed in a way that made me 
awfully red. 1 raised my voice at once and began talking 
to the dominie about German mysticism. 

He had a theorv that it sprang from something other 
than a racial distinction—! am not clear as to what, though, 
and plunged into a deep discussion w liich was altogether 
one-sided; as he grew expansive, 1 subsided into an attitude 
of absorbed attention v\hich allowed considerable latitude 
for mental excursions. 

Barbara was knitting an intricate pattern of shells 
which required a vast amount of counting. From where I 
sat with my eyes fastened 
up<ui the beaming effulgence 
of the dominie's face. 1 could 
see the rosv lips part on 
"(^ne. tv\o — one. tv\o." 

She realU' never even 
whispered the words, but it 
seemed to nie 1 heard notii- 
ing but that everlasting drone, 
"one. two — one. two." It made me wild. 

i wanted to lay hands on Barbara and shake the one- 
twos all out of her. What did she mean, anvwav? 1 was 
fast becoming delirious. "One. two one. two. For Hans, 
and >'ou; for Hans, and \ou!" 

"Barbara." 1 cried, witiiout warning. "Youma\' leave 
me out. 1 won't be two." 

She looked up bew ildered. and as she did so left off 

'I hat broke the incantation, .and of course, it brought 
me to my senses. 

1 was covered with confusion, and could think of no 
satisfactory explanation for the dominie. 

1 was determined never to tell Barbara, and as a con- 
sequence, i told her next day. I thought she would think 
it a good joke, but instead, she colored up and when 1 
went to go — we were in the arbor, and the vines are very 
thick—she refused to allow any more of herself in an em- 
brace than the tips of her fingers. When I bent tow ard 
her, Barbara gave a little stamp of her foot, and 1 had a 
feeling as of two rows of small pointed teeth set into m\' 
flesh. It was no use. Two was entirelv out of the count. 

That evening 1 drove pa^t the manse with Miss Fdge- 

mont. The manse door opened, and there stood Barbara. 
1 had not noticed Hans with his hand on the brass knock- 
er, but 1 now saw she had come to welcome him. 

1 felt myself growing white, but i had to be mindful 
of my companion. 

That night after the lights were all out. and 1 was left 
alone with myself, we — I speak advisedly, have just dis- 
covered there were distinctly two of us — had an hour of 
quiet thought. Here was Allison Edgemont hut two doors 
away from mine. She knew and I knew that my mother 
and her people had settled it between them that we two 
were to unite our fortunes. The Purviances and the Edge- 
monts were remotely connected. That was why mv 
mother asked her over to spend the winter with us, and 
. m\' mother was a woman with an iron will. 

I looked at the girl dispassionatelv, and she was fair. 
I measured her, and she was a woman to reflect credit on 
a man in an\- position to which his talents mightraise him. 

She was richer than an\ Purviance had ever been, 
and well. 1 was no anchorite. 

Wealth and all it stood tor appealed to e\'er\' fibre of 
my selfish being. But I did not love her. The baser man 
within me whispered -what's the difference, anywa\ . 
The higher man said — all the difference in the world and 
in the world to come. 

And so the higher man opposed all his strength, but 
it wasn't a dffiicult clash of arms, after all. because of un- 
love for Barbara. I stepped out of m\ low window into 
the wide sweet night and felt the wind as it went on its 
w.i\ sweeping round the world. 

1 wondered if Barbai"a\ were not awake and I walked 
past her home. It was in darkness throughout, and i 
looked up at the windows and tried to imagine which one 
screened lier from the night and me. And then I went 
softly away and left her in the shelter of the old church. 

.Next day 1 took Miss Edgemont driving, alone. I 
saw the smile curving my mother's lips. I told Miss Edge- 
mont the whole story from beginning to end. 1 alwa\s 
knew she was a surprising girl, but 1 confess to feeling 
considerably shaken at the way in which she took it. She 
gave the sort of laugh no blighted being ever could have 
managed, and said. "M\ dear Jack. I am the happiest girl 
in the world."' 

M\- mother came out to meet us with both arms out- 
stretched and kissed us both in presence of the street, As 
the time drew near for me to seek Barbara I grew more and 
more uneasy. 1 was not sure of Barbara, herself, and 1 knew 
the dominie would try me by strange standards. When I 
disclosed first to him the nature of my errand, the look 
he cast on me made me aware that the dear dominie was 
learning for another time in his life through his intercourse 
with fallen nature that the heart of man is deceitful above 
all things; he supposed i had come to him ail winter for 
the German. He had misgivings because of our different 
modes of life, and we had much close conversation of an 

College Greetings. 

unworldly sort. Then he sent me to Barbara. 

Allison was to sail very soon, and m\ mother wished 
to give some festivity in honor of our engagement. .Alli- 
son entered into all my mother's plans with such readi- 
ness that I have ever since felt my utter inability to fathom 
the enormous capacity there is in the very best of women 
for well-intentioned duplicity. It chanced to be on St. 
Valentine's Eve. The occurrences of that memorable 
night will never be mentioned, between my mother and 
me, but 1 wonder if she were not apprehensive from the 
moment she discovered we were nowhere in the house. I 
know she made no attempt to explain the unheard-of ab- 
sence of my affianced and myself. But her eyes were on 
us the instant we crossed the hall, and before anv one 
els; had perceived. I felt them burning down into mine. 
1 realized there was a sudden tremendous movement in 
the crowd that parted for our entrance. Allison went first 
and the deep hush was almost painful as the beautiful 
figure passed in the softly flowing white. 

"Dear Mrs. Purviance.'' the clearness of the English 
girl's voice was something thrilling, "I am sorry not to 
have been here with you before, but 1 had a little journe\ 
to make. It is over now. and I have brought back witli 
me some one who wishes to know \ ou and whom I wish 
you to know. I am sure >'ou will welcome him for m>' 
sake. This is my husband, Mr. Scarborough Darrow.'" 

The surprise ran through the rooms in a murmur, 
quickly suppressed, it was on every other face there; but 
nothing more than the same inscrutable smile she had 
worn all evening came over the face of my mother as she 
extended her welcome to the stranger from whose arm Al- 
lison's hand had just fallen away. 

But when we two of the old Purviance stock stood 
face to face, there was an instant's av\ful measuring of the 
inherited strength of manv generations back. I wonder if 
mv mother had not had some thought of this when I first 
l.i\- in her arms. Surel\ . she must have felt it coming 
that one da\' I would be forced to cut m\- life loose from 
her'sin some such terribly decisiw wa\ . 

I could feel the tumultuous beating of in\' wife's heart 
under the gleaming satin bodice that had formed part of 
her mother's wedding gear a quarter of a centurv ago. 

"Mother.'' I said, and came to a deep stop. I wanted 
to tell her then and there how dear she had ever been. I 
think she read it in my eyes. 

"Mother." I began again, and felt m\self rising for- 
ever out of mv old height. •'! have brought \ou -a daugh- 

1 saw her hesitate the barest second. It was not in 
womankind to yield without a struggle, though it be but 
the space of a heart-beat. And then she made me the first 
and great concession of her life. Mv mother bent and 
gravely kissed my bride. 

Then the eager crowd pressed about us. Few of them 
knew Barbara, so sequestered had she li\ed in the church 

in the heart of the German portion of tlie communit\ . ,M\ 
mother may have heard some comparison of the brides 
not to the advantage of mine that aroused the Purviance 
pride; or perhaps there was just enough pique in her 
thought of Allison Edgemont's double-dealing to make her 
honestly glad that I was not to cut the sorry figure I would 
most certainlv have done had 1 not found Barbara. 

But. then, she was not a woman to do things bv 
halves, if she conceded an>thing. there must not be the 
shadow of a reservation. Her eves were continuallv on 
Barbara that night, and 1 saw them grow momentarlK' 
kinder and infinitely tender. 

We saw the English pair off that night. Iliex- had 
still their peace to make across the water, but I knew 
enough of thJ bride to feel eas\' on her belialf. [Harrow 
was about to enter the foreign service. I was glad of 
that. The\- will make a fine pair of diplomat^:. 

.And now Barbara and I are alone, walking the short 
distance from the station back to our home. .M\ motlier 
is sitting up for us, impatiently waiting our return, smiling 
to herself while the lights burn low. 

I think she wants to have one more long look at Bar- 
bara, and 1 doubt if a lovelier vision could be found tlie 
wide world over. Buf I am in no 
haste to shorten the wa\' it is our 
wedding journe\'. a space of three 
streets and as many turns; but 
neither of us are thinking of that. 
It is the long journey of which this 
one is the type and shadow; the drift 
through life with the many unknown 
and unexpected turns that lies before 
us. But we are about to begin it 
together, and we are not afraid. 

Barbara's hand is locked in mine, and I doubt not 
there will be a glimmer ahead sucli as breaks onus at 
this moment, leading and lighting u-^ home. 

^ ^ ^ 


I-OR.\ A. HENION. ■»!). 

".V\use. bid the morn awake. 

Sad winter now declines. 
Each bird doth choose a mate, 
This day's St. Valentine's." 
This da\'. the birthda\- of good old St. Valentine, is 
liked b\' all lovers; and as "all the world hives a lover." 
we all love tliis daw 

St. Valentine was a priest of Rome who was iiiart\ red 
in the third centur\'. His connection with the rites and 
ceremonies peculiar to the da\', was purely accidental. 

The real origin of the da\' is not easilv traceable. It 
is thought that the custom ma\- have descended to 0-= from 



the Romans who celebratej the feast of tlie Lupeicalia at 
this season of the \ ear. This feast was in honor of Juno 
and Pan. wlience Juno was sometimes called Febriiata; 
and the men would put the names of young women in a 
ho.\, and the young lady whose name the\' drew was to 
be their liege lady for the ensuing \ ear. 

in order to give this pagan practice a religious aspect, 
the church substituted the names of particular saints, and 
it is a usage now more or less extended in the Roman 
church to select a patron saint for the vear who is called a 

It is probable that this custom of cliooslng valentines 
is a relic of that nature religion which is the primitive re- 
ligion in Europe, and that it sprung from a recognition of 
the peculiarities of the seasons, as about this time the birds 
choose their mates. 

We find that the world's poet. Shakespeare, connects 
these two events; for in "Midsummer Night's Dream' we 
read these lines: 

•"St. Valentine is past. 

Begin these wood birds hut to cnuple now." 
And again in "Hamlet." the half crazed Ophelia, sings: 

"Tomorrow is St. Valentine's day. 
All in the morning betime. 
And I a maid at \our window. 
To he \our Valentine." 

Scott makes use of the old custom in the "Fair Maid 
ot Perth, " where Simon Glover wishes to make a match 
between his daughter, Catherine, and the hero of the tale. 
He therefore so arranges matters that the hero shall be 
tile tirst fellow whom Catherine sees on the morning of 
St. Valentine's d:i\'. This makes him her valentine for 
the \ ear. 

I'he English custom of the lotterv, of writing names 
on slips of paper and then drawing, is, as we see, derived 
from the old Roman custom. 

A modern custom, much to be deplored, is the giving 
ot the liighK' colored. \'ulgarl\' inscribed, comic valentines, 
and it i> a custom, wliich happil\'. is dying out. 

Let us keep the old custom and remember the good 
saint. \\ ho. although by accident, is the patron saint of 
true lovers; let us. I sa\'. keep what is best and purest, 
knowing that each by the power of true womanhood, will 
sometime meet her true valentine. 



The da\' had been unusually hot in I i.ionto even for 
August weather, so it was with joy that we hailed tlie ar- 
rival of three in the afternoon, w hen we started on our 
long-wished-for pleasure a trip across l.:ike ( )ntari(i to 
Thousand Islands. 

The water was e.\ceedingl\- calm and the quiet swish 
swash of the glittering waves againstthe boat was like mu- 
sic to the listening ear. Soon we uere under wax', and all 
gathered on deck to enjov the scenerx- and catch the first 
cool breezes. Toronto melted in the distance and ere 
long all that could be seen was a broad e.\panse of water 
on the right and a long low line on the horizon to the left. 

For awhile we met many boats all carr\ Ing the Cana- 
dian flag at the mast-head, the British Jack at the stern, 
the place of honor, and the Stars and Stripes at the bow. 

Canada loves the United States, svmpathizes with 

her in :ill her tidublcs. and feels that allhougii ue ha\'e 
twii Hag-; we i:ave but one heart. 

V\'c h;id anticip;it,'d a loveU sunset on the w , -iters and 
were not disappointed. The coloring ot the bright gold 
and \ ellow ot the earl\' sunset could not be equalled b\- 
iiunian hands, and as the sun sank lower and lowei to 
rest, the gold and red changing to pale \ellow and pink, 
the last rays would strike an occasional floating cloud 
higlier up in the heavens, and for a time light it up with 
all the foriner brilliaric\ . 

As the sun sank to rest the wind rose and the cooling- 
breezes, which in the afternoon had been so refreshing, 
blew almost a hurricane on our starboardside. The lake 
became rough, the waves rose higher and higlier, w ith 
each heavy gust our ship creaked and ctacked. pitching 
and tossing until it seemed that it would roll over on its 
side as it was lifted by some larger wave almost entirelv 
out of the water. The horrors of such a night and the 
terrors endured b\- the timid beggar description 

About eiglit o'clock the next morning we entered the 

College Greetings. 


St. Lawrence river, which is so wide here that it is diffi- 
cult to say this is the river— that the lake. The day prom- 
ised to be fine except for the strong u ind which was 
still blowing. 

Through the kindness of our captain we were per- 
mitted to take our deck chairs up on the hurricane deck 
and even on top of the pilot house, which afforded the 
best view of the river. To our surprise an old man of 
seventy-six years was in charge of the wheel. The cap- 
tain, seeing the looks of foreboding depicted on our 
faces, hastened to explain that this old man was the best 
pilot on the river. For over fiftv >ears he had known no 
other employment than taking boats down this treacherous 
channel; his eyes were as bright and keen as those of a 
man of thirty, he could detect a light in a light-house thir- 
tv miles away. Many times he had safely taken boats 
during violent storms through these most treacherous 
waters on the darkest nights when a few feet either to the 
right or left meant certain death on the cruel rocks hidden 
only a little below the surface. 

With such assurances we quieted our tears as we 
looked with a shrinking dread on the small but sharp 
and cruel rock a little distance from us, on which but a 
few months before a noble steamer had been driven by 
the storm and had sunk with ail on board before she had 
recoiled enough from the first bound to strike again. 

Thousand Islands are rightly named, for certainly their 
number is myriad. They vary in size from only a large 
rock above the water-line with a tree or a few shrubs, to 
islands of several acres. On a small island near the 
mouth of Lake Ontario the French in old colonial days 
had a fort. The English had often tried to find just 
where it was situated. No one was allowed to visit the 
fort in daytime for fear of discovery. Finally thev were 
betrayed by Indians and soon captured. That a fort could 
exist on a small island and be equipped with men and 
guns vet not be discovered seems almost impossible. But 
when we remember that here the river is several miles 
wide; that there are three main channels besides smaller 
ones, the large number of the islands, also that cedar, pine 
and spruce grow in great abundance, as in ''the forest prime- 
val," making it impossible to see more than afewffetawa\', 
one can imagine how fifty men could successfully b.ide for 
years although boats huntingthem had many limes passed 
within culling distance. 

Here Ts a large hotel with her rows of bath houses, 
boat houses, steam \achts and all the comforts of a fash- 
ionable summer resort. Onl\ a short distance away on a 
small island is one of those picturesque summer homes of 
the rich— there on another island is a home after the quaint 
old Gothic stvle, here one more modern in archtecture. hut 
all with their bath and boat houses and many with their 
steam yachts; for Canada is selling her islands in the St. 
Lawrence to the wealthy of New York and Chicago. 

Often rustic bridges connect small islands that lie 

close together. Between two larger ones is a single span 
steel arch bridge. 

Here nature is allowed to continue in all her unbroken 
and unchecked beauty; there the best of landscape gar- 
dening has been followed for many years, and the rare 
beautv of the lawns, sometimes bordered on the water's 
edge by lovely flowers, is seldom excelled. 

On all sides the beauty of nature, with here and there 
an embellishment from the hand of man, makes Thousand 
Islands one of the finest summer resorts on this continent. 

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Thro" the hot, burning sand, there marches a dusty 
little figure. In his arms he tenderly guards a flower, one 
of that rare species of cactus, the night blooming cereus, 
which he had found after long hours of patient search in 
the hot desert. Often he looks at the tlower and it's 
heaut\' seems to give him new hope. He has heard in 
the far av.*iv countrv of a man who can cure the little sister 
so dear to him who for many months has been unable to 
walk. Will he ever come to the lake.'' The poor little 
feet are bruised from the rough stones, but he needs only 
to look at the little flower, and as the memory of the dear 
sister to him he receives fresh strength. 

At last he sees the lake in the distance; soon he comes 
among the crowd of people who stand along the edge. 
A man points out to him the One who stands in the boat 
talking to the people as the mighty physician who could 
heal his sister. After the One in the boat has ceased talk- 
ing and all the people leave, the little boy timidly ap- 
proaches him. He tells the Savior of the sick sister and 
how he wants her to grow straight and strong again, and 
as he finishes the story he gives the Savior the flower he 
has so carefully broughtwith him from that far away coun- 
try. Then the Christ tells him that the sister will be well 
when he reaches home, and that he must tell the people 
in his own country the story of the Savior, how he came 
to the eaith to save them, and lay in a lowly manger. 

As he spoke he laid his hand on the half opened 
bloom of the cactus, and lo! the bud burst forth in fullest 
blossom, and in the center of the flower there was a repre- 
sentation of the Christ Iving in His manger bed. And today, 
if \-ou will look into the heart of the night blooming cereus 
\ou will see this same picture. 

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I nns5 you .S3, 
I miss you when I wake. 
And the birds trill forth tlieir morning song to me. 

Once your voice awoke me. 
Floating like a silver ribbon on a rippling sea, 
,-Vnd yoursweet lips and eyes wished me a glad good morn. 
You do not greet me now and life is shorn 
Of half if .s brightness, 

I miss you so. — M.iic Kenyon, 'iis. 



Published Monthly ih the interest oi Illinois Female 
College during the College Year. 

DELLA DIMMITT, '86. Editor. 

CiiLLEGE Editors. 



Alumnae, Faculty and Students are invited to contribute 
articles, personals and items. 

All communications should be addressed to 




(<V^^ ^_ ,w/ 

It is a pleasure to note the t;rowiiis Interest of the 
a'imin;e in the College paper. Moie letters have been re- 
ceived duiing the past month than in any previous month 
expressing the friendliest interest. There has been some 
commendation and some criticism, both of whicii have 
been gratefullv received, especiallv the criticism. 

Some one wishes to know why it is that some mem- 
ber in her class who used to have such a read\- pen has 
written nothing for the paper, and if she has been asked 
to do so. 

We have tried to make it clear tiiat the Giretings be- 
longs equalU' to the alumnus and to the girl now in school, 
and that each and every one is invited and most earnestly 
desired to send in any communication that shethinks will 
be of interest to us all. 

There is no lack of material for the most entertaining 
kind of sketches and of such different phases of life, scat- 
tered as the old I. F. C. graduates are over half the world. 

And. then, have \ou ever listened to a group of old 
graduates talking over their experiences in college? If 
\ou have, vou know what delightful stories the\' can tell. 
and if they would only take the time and trouble to write 
about them, as they tell them, we could have a fair sized 
book of 1. F. C. tales that would be almost as interesting 
as those delightful Princeton stories Williams has told so 

And then some one wants to know wh\ there are no 
more alumna" notes. The class secretaries seem to liave 
forgotten to be class secretaries an\' more, or it ma\ be 
that tliev are saving up all their information concerning 
the v,iiereabouts and doings of their class-mates until 
commencement time. Better let us have it now. and not 
submerge the .June annalist. 

The studio pupils liave contributed most generously to 
the Februar\ Girrtiiars, and their beautiful illustrations 

ha\e certainlx- enriched the "valentine number" sufficient- 
1\ to tile it away with one's treasures. 

The pen and ink sketches for the .stor\ ■•St. Valen- 
tine's Eve'' are by Miss Elizabeth Shuff. the Cupid and 
the letter basket is the work of Miss Bessie Marker, 1 oth 
of whom have had sketches in previous numbers of the 

The work of the studio lias shown stead\- impn-ve- 
ment during the last few \ ears. The place of art in edu- 
cation is being recognized for what it is— a means of de- 
velopment and of culture. There is no wild hope that 
from the I. F. C. ranks will spring up an artist to astonish 
the world, but there is a hope that the eyes and imagina- 
tions of the students will be opened to much that is beau- 
tiful in nature and art. The illustrations, worked as they 
were. partK" from models and parll\' from previousK' ac- 
quired knowledge, with an original bent, show what must 
be done, and what must be left luidone to becomean illus- 
trator. 'The alliance oi the artistic with the practical is a 
much-needed combination, and one sometimes overlocked 
in the so-called "art training" offered to our girls in the 
average boarding school. 

If the study has done nothing more it will disclose, at 
least, more of interest in our magazines, our books and 
our advertisements than was e\'er seen before. 

'I'HE April number of the Crivf/'/it^s is to be filled by a 
halt dozen or so members of the earliest classes, graduates 
of '^2—3 and -f. "* 

So little has been preserved in the way of history of 
those first college davs that it seems as if there ought to 
be some way by which the recollections of the first stu- 
dents and of others who were connected with the founding 
of the institution might become college propeity and per- 
manentK' preserved against that da\' of which man\ are 
beginning to "see visions and dream dreams" when the 
Illinois Female College shall have five hundred pupils and 
over, and be named in the same breath with the three or 
four women's colleges already really great. 

It seems a strange over-sight on the part of those who 
had affairs in hand that so little data was ever kept, so 
few of the published accounts and none of the programs. 

Two of these old programs, one of the commencement 
of "s ^. and the other of that of 's7, have been found among 
the "attic treasures" of two members of the first classes 
within the last month, and there must be others in exist- 
ence somewhere that would be of great interest and of in- 
creasing value if given to the College. 

THE list of contributions to tlie C^ollege Improvement 
Fund is gradually growing. Gifts of all kinds are accepta- 
ble mone\-. books, pictures, etc.. all of which will be 
acknowledged in the columns of the O'/t-r/i/tt^s from time 
to time. 

College Greetixgs. 



~ -"-^ JTRlV 

Che CClhispcring 6aUcry. 

A Teachers' Reverie. 

Between the dark and the davlight. 
When the night is beginning to lower. 
Comes a pause in i. F. C.'s occupations. 
riiat is known as Recreation Hour. 

A color-rush on the stair-\\a\ . 
A striker's raid in the hall 
And noises born of confusion 
Are hanging over all. 

A promenade in the parlors. 
And groups of iTierr\- girls. 
Who laugh and gaily chatter 
As they shake their naughty curls. 

Do you think, oh, Blue-eyed or Black-e\ed, 
Because you are growing so tall, 
That such a staid one as I am 
Is not a match for you all? 

For though you often are noisv 
And can't remember each rule. 
U'/iat iL<oii/d we do without you. 
To gladden our I. F. C. school? 

So I've taken you as a prisoner. 

1 cannot let you depart. 

And years after you've gone from the College, 

I'll still have you safe in my heart. 

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It has been said that the girls who sit in chapel dur- 
ing study hours constitute the Whispering Gallerw 

Original Syllogism — All horses are quadrupeds. No 
chickens are quadrupeds. No chickens are horses. 

Senior English — The spurs of vengeance dig the pos- 
sessor's sides sharph' till he cries, "I a'?'// have revenge.'' 

An eloquent preacher recently began his morning ser- 
vice thus: "I look about me and behold the absent faces 
ot manv of mv flock." 

One of the I, F. C. girls kept signing her letters to 
her little brother "Your aft. sister. He tlnalK' wrote to 
ask if aff. stood for affable. 

Dr. H. made siu-/i anice introductorv speech in chapel, 
but when the speaker made her appearance we could not 
hear n -a'on/ oi what she said. 

Which Senior u'as it who shook hands so ferventU' 

at the President's reception that she was compelled to 
wear her hand in bandages next dav? 

One of the I. F. C. girls is getting so absent-minded 
that she looked up in her psvcholog>' class with a dazed 
look and said. "'Let's see is to-morrow m\ Mrth-da\ or 
the day of my death?" 

Translation of the /Eneid-Mactant lectas de more bi- 
dentis, Legiferae Cereri Phctboque patrique L\aeo. ■'They 
sacrificed their two front ft-rf/i. according to the custom, to 
law-giving Ceres. Phrebus and Father L\;rus.'' 

One of the lecturers on the lecture course wiio advo- 
cated simplicity of diction spoke of Goethe as a "meta- 
ph\sical vivisectionist,''and saidweshould avoid "elabor- 
ation and verbiage" in speech. "Oh. consistenc\'! Thou 
art a jewel." 

Dr. H. (in Biblei Suppose, now. tliat the court 
should have three men up tor stealing and could not prove 
that it was A or B. Is that anv sign that the third. C. 
did the stealing? 

DufI pupil (with sudden flash ( No, there might ha\e 
been a D. 

Life's Phases. The pathetic side unexcused ab- 

The eloquent side pleading for Monda\ permissions 
to go out calling. 

The ridiculous side Mr. Thomas, of Thomas Concert 

The suspicious side Excuses from morning walk. 

A college girl and a college boy happened to spend 
their Christmas vacation at a house pait\ together. "M\." 
said the college bov one da\-. "but I wi^h the Ladies Home 
Journal v.ould come.'' 

The college girl laughed. "What do I'lV/ want with 
the Ladies Home Journal?" she said. 

The wicked college boy finally admitted that he had 
sent a question for Eddie Bok's new column of "What 
men are asking.'' 

The question was this: "Is it good form when a fel- 
low takes a girl to church to hold her hand during service?" 

A medical graduate was recentK undergoing the grind 
for his state license. 

The first iiuestion was: "Describe Du Chenne's dis- 
ease, etiology. s\ mptoms, diagnosis and treatment."' 

Now this was nothing more nor less than a degenera- 
tion of the spinal cord, so-called because Du Chenne wrote 
a treatise upon the subject in French a hundred \ears ago. 
But the medic had been so rushed he hadn't kept up w ith 
current French literature ver\ well for the last cenlur\-. so 
in the space reserved for his answer he inscribed the beau- 
tiful prayer of the publican, "Lord, he merciful to me a 
sinner." and the examiners gave him a full round hundred 
on it. 

COLLEOE Greetings. 


Mr. Day and Miss Kreider Entertained an Enthusi = 
astic Audience in the College Chapel. 

From the time that the scheme of programs for the 
year was made out last fall we looked with eager expec- 
tancy to February 9th as the date fixed for Mr. Day's and 
Miss Kreider's piano and song recital. Refreshing notices 
of it's near approach came through the daily papers and 
the advance copy of the program was seen fluttering about 
among interested readers, so that it's promise of good 
things was earlv learned. This is what it said: 


Sonata Op. 81. (Farewell, .Absence and Return). ..Beethoven 
Adagio— Allegro— Andante espressivo— Vivace. 

.\ria ii-om Samson. Let the Bright .Seraphim Handel 

Grand Gigue in D minor Op. 13 J. G. Haesler 

Minuet Boccherini — Joseffy 

The Swallows Bruno Oscar Klein 

Waltz Caprice Op. 33 Chaminade 

Songs— (a) Traume Warner 

(b) Schnierzen on Mendelssohn's Midsummer Night's 

Dream Music. Liszt 

Flower Songs— (a) The Sweetest Flower that Blows. . .Hawley 

(b) .As Rosebuds will you know. Felton 

(c) The Clover MacDowell 

(d) The Naughty Tulip del Castillo 

(e) The Dandelion Chadwick 

(f) Daisies Hawley 

(g) Violets Woodman 

At a glance one ma\' discover that the compositions 
named do not follow in the beaten tracl% of ordinary reci- 
tals, nor is there a resemblance to former recitals bv these 
artists save in the matter of the variet\'of material present- 
ed and its well chosen selections. 

.Although the thermometer on that dav, plaxing about 
2(1 below zero, seemed to threaten the popularity of all 
other instruments, it was in one instance at least unsuc- 
cessful, for bv four o'clock in the afternoon the comfortable 
ciiapel was well tilled with an e.xpectant audience, while 
belated friends had to find accommodations in the librarw 

Mr. Day prefaced the opening number b>' a few point- 
ed remarks upon this particular Sonata, its place among 
the master's works, also e.xplaining its outline, calling 
attention to its characteristic motive and in a general wav 
to the emotional content of the work. The strong and 
sympathetic rendering of it uliich followed made us glad 
for an artist among us w ho can unlock the rich treasures of 
this collossal genius. 

Miss Kreider made a happy selection when she ciiose 
Aria from Sampson (Handel.) for the stirring nielodx'. the 
majestic trend of liarnionies and her artistic handling of it 
throughout, made it an exceptionaliv fine number. Her 
enunciation is always good, and the manner in which she 
uses her excellent voice holds the rapt attention of her au- 

The Grand Gigue, the first of the group of piano 
pieces, is a composition which, to the musician, holds a 
varietv of interesting material technically and otherwise; 
v\ hile the daintv. graceful melody of the Boccherini Minuet, 
its beauty enchanced b\' the Joseffy embellishments and 
harmonization, was indeed irresistable with Mr. Dav's 
handling. In ■■TheSwallows.'' bv Klein, the imagination 
like the birds darted hither and thither to the satisfaction 
of all concerned. 

The fine rendering of the Waltz Caprice, gave it a de- 
seivedK' popular place in the minds of the hearers. The 
demand for an encore brought Mr. Day again to the piano 
and he gave, with true poetic fancy, the C sharp ininor 
Polonaise, (Chopin.) 

Of Miss Kreider's next number, the dreann' effect of 
the "Traume." contrasted well with "Schmerzen.'' show- 
ing in the rendition of it the singer's unusual dramatic in- 
siinct. In acknowledgement of the piolonged applause, 
she sang the whole truth as to "How the Dimple Came.'' 
b\' del Castillo. 

The Paraphrase on Midsummer N'ight's Dream. (Liszt.) 
strong and vigorous in its climaxes and appealing to all in 
its more tender passages, was brilliantly rendered and be- 
came at once the most popular number on the program. 

A veritableflowergarden was Miss Kreider's lastfavor, 
and on the wings of the mos; witching melodies we fol- 
lowed her "from flower to flower," and, although this was 
the formal closing of the program, the applause was pro- 
longed till Miss Kreider again appeared. This time it was 
the sequel to the story, viz: "Ghosts," by Margaret Lang 
gave to her grateful hearers an added sattsfaction. 

We shall long be indebted to Mr. Day and Miss 
Kreider for this valuable contribution to tlie musical inter- 
ests of Jacksonville. 

^Il^ ^^ ^\t 
Phi Nu. 

The regular semi-annual election of Phi Nu officers 
occurred in societ>hall this month and the following were 
placed in office: President, Blanche N. Williams; Vice- 
president, Anna Evert; Secretary, Lura T. Chaffee; Cor- 
responding secretarx', Edith Loose; Treasurer, Hedwig 
Wildi; Prosecuting attorney, Mabel Farmer; Critic, Sada 
Vertrees; Ushers. Bessie Harker. Fern Hilsabeck; Libra- 
rian, Nell Reese; Chorister, Ra\' Lewis: Cliaplain, Leah 

Prominent among the features of the societx' work of 
the past month was the debate occurring Januar\' .51. A 
number desei'ving of high commendation from a literaiy 
standpoint was the original narrative by Miss Vertrees. 

The new officers bid fair to be faithful in the execution 
of dut>', and we trust that even- Phi Nu ma>' aid them by 
earnest response in performance of individual work. 

CoLLKOE Greetings. 


The Senior Reception. 

There was a mysterious gathering of the Senior class 
during the third week in January, and the resuit was soon 
given forth when Dr. and Mrs. Marker invited a large 
number of guests to meet the Seniors. Then there was 
much hurrying and scurrying to procure suitable plaids 
and plumes for this gathering of the clans. The guests 
were ushered into the reception room, there to shake 
hands with the president, his wife. Miss Gilchrist. Miss 
Graff and the Senior class. Many there spoke of the hon- 
or they were enjoying of being allowed the privilege of 
speaking to and shaking hands with the angust body. 
The colors of each class were displayed in the various 
rooms. From the dainty pink and blue suggestive of the 
youthful preparatories to the striking lavender and purple 
of the sedate Seniors. In the refreshment room, the Soph- 
omores served with their characteristic grace and charm. 
The color tone of the class v.-as again in evidence, and 
the guests swallowed the 99's on the cake, thinking thev 
were the expression of the sweet iciness of the Seniors 

When the Seniors said good night, it was with the 
feeling that thev had spent one of the pleasantest evenings 
of their school life, and the only regret was that the event 
was not to be anticipated but had transpired. 

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College Notes. 

such a subject than Mr. Hoblit. win 

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succe<;sful a 

Miss Crissie Pratt, '98. was a Jacksonville visitor. 

Miss Robertshaw spent a recent Sunday at her home. 

Miss Florence Hunter spent a da\' with her father in 

Dr. Williams, of Versailles, visited his sister. Blanche, 
at the College. 

Miss Isabel Brown, of Springfield, visited Mabel Far- 
mer at the College. 

Fannie Davenport spent Sundav, Februarv =;. at her 
home in Springfield. 

Bertha Waggoner spent Friday night with Allie Vasey 
at her home in the country. 

Miss Emma Chase, '90, is at her home in Brighton, 
Illinois, finding employment in household duties. 

Miss Lottie Tarbox was looking particularly happy 
one day this month, as her father was visiting her. 

Mrs. Meda Merrill Blodgett, '9U, is the happy mother 
of a little son, Merrill, who helped to usher in January. 

Ida and Olive Phillippi had the pleasure of a visit 
from there brother who is one of Uncle Sam's boys, being 
a member of the Second Kegiment. U. S. Cavalrw which 
is at present stationed at Huntsville. Alabama. 

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Chapel Doing.s. ^ 

On Januar\ 21. Miss Hmma Long, president ot the 
Freshman class, entertained the class at her home. Ihex 
had a very enjosable time. 

The Misses Shuff entertained a few friends at their 
hospitable home, and several of the College girls were 
fortunate enough to he among the guests. 

The Seniors appreciate the kindness of Dr. and Mrs. 
Marker in giving the reception for them. It v\as one of 
the most delightful events of the College year. 

Henr\- Hayme. translator of Madame Marchesi's 
book; "Marchesi and Music." and former president of the 
Foreign Press Association in Paris, is dramati/Jng ""From 
Timber to Town." 

It is rumored that the Seniors are to gi\'e an entertain- 
ment during the month. If so. it is hoped that all friends 
of the I. F. C. will come, for the money is to be used for 
the benefit of the College. 

Miss Henion, president of the Senior class, has issued 
invitations to a reception to be given to the Senior classes 
of Illinois and Illinois Female Colleges February 13, to 
help celebrate her birthda\'. 

The music pupils were fortunate enough to be invited 
to the Blind Institution, where Mr. Hoblit gave a very in- 
structive and entertaining talk on "Band Instruments." 
Surely no one would be more capable to give a talk on 

The Da\ of Pra\er for colleges was appropriateK' ub- 
served at the College. There were sunrise pra\er meetings 
and at nine o'clock, class pra\'er meetings. There seemed 
to be great interest manifested at these class meetings as 
nearl\' all took part. At half past ten there was a service 
in the chapel, which all the classes attended. After scrip- 
ture reading and pra\ er. in w hich Re\'. Dr. McElfresh and 
,Vlr. Wood took part. Rev. Mr. Scott, of Centenar\- church, 
preached. An\ one w ho listened attentivel\ to his sermon 
could not help but be benefited and made purer and stronger. 

In the afternoon a prayer and praise service was led 
b\ Mrs. Rusk. Any thoughtful college girl will feel that 
this day of prayer is a mearrs of broadening her Christian 
character and widening her influence. 

Miss Graff read a paper on "London Fete l)a\s" in 
chapel, and it was much enjoyed by all. 

There have been two pupils' recitals during the month, 
one in music and one in elocution, both being composed of 
very excellent numbers. The elocution recital consisted 
of Riley selections. 

Prof. Mamili gave one of his delightful talks one 
morning in chapel. Me dwelt largely on his trip to Lon- 
don and described very graphically the fire on board. The 
students enjoy his talks so much that it is hoped he will 
come ver\' often. 






••Ye?. 1 do think it's positivelx' selfish to pur-me art 
just tor vour own pleasure. " persisted theCjirl of tlie Pho- 
toiirapli frames when the others attempted to reason with 
her. •■Because— well, we're put in this world to help 
others, to cheer other people's lives. \ou l<now; to do lots 
(if nice little things for people, and 

••Paint ever\ bod\' a photograph frame. \ou mean, to 
cheer lonel\' livesr" 

■■Oh. no. of course not just that. But I mean it would 
be selfish of me to study music or painting for \ears and 
\ears. go abroad and study, and all that, \ouknow: leave 
m\ parents and friends just because 1 was so tond ot the 
suid\-. and without regarding others' wishes in the matter." 

■■It doesn't follow that \ou cannot give pleasure and 
regard others just the same." said the Serious Student. 
••It one studies music, think of the great pleasure one can 
gi\'e. o/- if one studies jr/." 

••Yes. and how rnan\' of those who stud\' music ;we 
w illing to give their friends pleasure. Don't the\ al\\a\ s 
get paid for ever\' note the\' sing or pla\"?" 

'•Of course, that is riitht. I he whole world would 
be upset it the>- didn't: we would be toniish to wisli it 
otherwise, and it isn't selfish ot them to accept it. or in the 
first place to demand it." 

••Rut the\- do it for their own selfish gratification." 

Oh. dear no! If \ou take that pessimistic view of 
mankind in general, what good is tliere in anxthing at 
all. in doing anxthing or tr\ing to do anxthing." 

••Well. the\ do it for the money then." 

Ihe Girl of the frames didn't like to give up. 

••.No. thev do it because thev love to do it." 


•"When \ou heara great singer, do \ou think alwa\s 
of the mone\ earned, and ot the selfishness of that person?"' 

•'No. I can't say — " 

••If the singer has done his best, aren't \^ou inspired 
:ind helped and stimulated?" 

••We are almost discussing "art for art's sake.' did 
\ou know it girls?'' quietly carne from the Cast Student, 
as she sharpened her cliarcoal. "and 'art for art's sake' 
has been a stumbling block for bigger heads than ours."" 

"Oh. well, we might as well stumble over that as 

anything," said the Carpenter. •"\\e'll be sure to stumble 
anyway, sooner or later." 

•'1. for one. have always been brought up to look up- 
on art for art's sake as fol-de-rol; a one-sided sort of do-as- 
you-likc and let other people look out for themselves -a 

•'There!" triuniphantK' interrupted the Girl of the 
frames, "•what did 1 sa\?'' 

■•| did say selfish, didn't 1." laughed the Serious Stu- 
dent, "when 1 wanted to argue on the other side, but 1 
only said that was the way in which 1 was brought up. 
But the straight and narrow wa\^ knows me no more. I've 
wandered into a broader, and I do not think it is selfish to 
pursue art for itself. Whenever an artist does his 7'i-rv 
best, it helps some one else; it h(fips by inspiration." 

•■What inspiration can come to people who don't care 
for art?'' asked the Youngest. 

■"Those are not the ones the artist can help. Those 
who don't care for art can get inspiration somewhere else. 
Chocolate creams are sometimes a wonderful inspiration 
1 1 me when art didn't quite safis!>'. So let those people 
g?t them at a confectioner's for inspiration by the pound 
or dime's worth, as the case may be. To those who do 
care for art it's a wonderful help tc see the work of a con- 
scientious painter; to hearafme musician, it helpsas noth- 
ing else C(7>i help.'' 

"■Or. if \ou put art entireh aside." said the Carpen- 
ter. thoughtfulK'. "whenever a person does his 7't-/y best 
in anxthing. it helps everx^ one x\ho knoxvs about it. 
When people do their level best -xxhether you see the ef- 
fort or not- - it's bound to help xou.'' 

'■But doing the nice little things for xour friends is — 
well, it's \er\ nice." came in the Girl again. 

■"Oh. xes." admitted tlie Carpenter, ""tliex^ have a 
place to fill, of course." 

""So hax^e the chocolate treams." This from the 

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Belles Lettres. 

The Belles l.etties societv held its semi-annual elec- 
tion Tuesday. Februarx' 7. with the following result: 
President. Lora Henion; Vice-president. Anna Hopper: 
Corresponding secretarx^. Elsie Lax'man; Recording secre- 
tary. Fronie Kent; Treasurer. Lola Sellars; Critic. Lola 
Blackburn; Chorister. Myrtle Larimore: Chaplain, Jessie 
Wilco.x; Librarian, Emma Long; Sergeant-at-arms. Edna 
Hauser: Pages, Edna Reed, Ethel Reed. 

It is the hope of all Belles Lettres that the sociefx^ will 
prosper under the nex\' regime, and this is possible onix 
bv the efforts of each member. 

The programs the past month have taken up Scotland, 
and verv interesting papers on Edinburgh and the home 
of Burns have been read. 

CoLLBGE Greetings. 



Jacksonville, III., March, 1899. 

No. 7. 





It is not mv purpose, in this article, to s've a historical 
sketch, for that is familiar to every thinking woman: 
merely to 'arrest the thought', if I may. of the readers of 
the Greetings on a subject that touches so near home. 

At reunions of College Alumns the White Ribbon 
badge has been sadly missing. I doubt not \ou have the 
Temperance Cause warmly at heart. There are a thous- 
and reasons sufficient, vou think, to hold \ou from the 
cause; principally among them being home influences and 
cares. The W. C. T. U. has for one of its highest aimes. 
making better homes and broadening the horizon of life's 
responsibilities. The poet sings: 

••There is a destiin- that shapes our ends. 
Rough hew them how we may.'' 

The great majority of the women of our land are home 
makers, the girls who are in college to-da\' will soon take 
their places as queens of homes; if not to fill this sphere 
they will have an influence in shaping the destin\- of some 
other life, for this is part of the divine instinct created 
within us. The greatest evil that overshadows and 
threatens the happiness and peace of the nation's homes 
is that of intemperance and impurit\. The cause needs 
the enlistment of everv Christian woman. wliatt\er iier 
faith or position may be. 

•'The future's gain 

is certain as God's truth, but meanwhile pain 
Is bitter, and tears are salt; our voices take 
A sober tone; our very household songs 
Are heavy with a nation's grief and wrongs." 
Agitate, educate and organize are the watchwords of 
success. 'Organized Mother Love' is the best defini- 
tion of the White Ribbon Movement. It took the allied 
armies to win at Waterloo, and the alcohol Napoleon will 
capitulate to a no less mighty army. It is said the 
Knights of the Old Chivalry gave woman the empty husk 
of flattery; those of the New offer, instead, the wholesome 
kernel of just criticism; the Knights of the Old Chivalry 
drank our health in flowing bumpers; those of the New 
• in\ite us to sit down beside them at the banquet of truth. 

••B\- my ladies bright eyes" was the watchword of the 
Old. "Fair pla\- for the weaker'' is the manly war cry 
of the New" With this truth before us. mav we not take 
courage and e.xpect large things for the women of the new 

The W. C. T. U. with its forty or more departments 
of work gives opportunity to women, \ oung or old, who 
can v\Tite. speak, lead meetings, organize, interest 
children, or carrs' floweis to the sick and imprisoned. The 
Womans' Temperance Publishing Association sends out 
millions of pages of literature annually; its weeklv 
newspaper, books and pamphlets are a source of power 
and inspiration for the cause. This department afl'ords 
opportunity to women v\ith literary gifts to scatter 
thoughts uplifting, far and wide. 

The Scientific Temperance Instruction Law for the 
children and youths in colleges has great influence, but 
depends upon temperance people to make this department 
a success or failure. The Young Womans' work, the 
Lopal Temperance Legion for the education of children in 
temperance principles, the study of hereditv, hvgiene, 
physical culture, the drill in parliamentary usages; these 
are some of the lines of work followed, and skillful in 
••opening blind eyes." The White Ribbon Women are 
not indifferent to the intellectual movement out of which 
have come societies, literary and aesthetic, combined to 
study historw philosophy and art. for these discipline the 
mind for more efficient Christian work. Among them are 
women who not only read and study the Bible, but find 
recreation in Shakespeare. Emerson and Browning. Not 
onl\' America but the entire v\'orld (for the White Ribbon 
Badge encircles the globe) feels the influence of Frances 
Willard's life and the Christlike work she achieved. She 
has aroused in thousands of noble women a new faith in 
their own possibilities, and the power of organized woman- 
hood. The study of Frances Willard's life has filled the 
world with a new interest for me. I he cause she repre- 
sented opened up a new field of thouglit and work that 
has given greater zest and ambition. 

May the daughters of Illinois Female College hold up 
the principles for which the White Ribbon Movement 
stands; total abstinence for the individual, prohibition for 
the Nation and home protection the keyword of womans' 
work; that the golden dreams of an age of better homes, 
better laws, better libertv, better life. ma\' be realized. 

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ITE,\\S of interest to readers of the Giictiiigi 
iratefullv recei\ed at all times. 

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After a tour through the Hol\ l.aiul. our part\' ot 
seven boarded a steamer which would carry us from 
Joppa to Portsaid. The ship was anchored out in the 
sea, and row boats carried passengers to and from the 
shore, passing between the teeth of great rocks, on wliich 
the waves dashed with tury. The boatmen, while cross- 
ing this reef called on Mohammed to help them, tor man\' 
boats are beaten to pieces on these rocfis. We w ere only 
one night and part of a day in crossing from Joppa to 
Portsaid, where the landing is easily made, for this is the 
coaling place of the great steam ship lines. 

Although we enjoyed traveling on the water, we 
were always anxious to see new sights on land. In Port- 
said we spent four very happy davs, for it is one ot the 
strangest of cities. On entering the streets we were ac- 
costed by beggars, who cr\' '"backsheesh,'' "backsheesii!" 
Our guides told us to say in repl\ "Imshi." which means 
■•go awav;" but we found that ■'Imshi" would avail 
nothing, unless ■■backshee-h" (ir mone\ was forthcom- 
ing. At certain hours ot the day. priests go into the 
prayer towers and call the pedple to prayers; at this call 
all Mohammedans, no matter w here thev are or w hat the\ 
are doing, are to fall down w ith their faces toward Mecca 
and pray to Allah. '1 he mone\ changers of to-day are as 
thev were in Bible times; sitting in the market places and 
on street corners, with small tables before them, on which 
are piles of coin of different values, enabling the changer 
to give you change for almost any amount \ou w ish. We 
also came across a magician; one ot his tricks was the 
instantaneous growth and bloom of flowers from seeming- 
ly empty pots. These magicians are often met with, and 
are part and parcel of an Egyptian community. 

One of the most striking and thoroughly enjoyable 
features of our stay in Portsaid, was our ride on the much 
talked of Egyptian donkevs. We obtained seven ot these 
animals with their reppecti\e masters, who talked in- 
cessantly about the wonderful qualities belonging to their 
donke\'<. which the\had honored with some o.ueer names; 
the one on wnith 1 rode was called "Two LoveK Black 
Eyes," other names were. "The Grand Old Man." 
■■Uncle Sam." and ■'Yankee Doodle." Should \ou be 
riding a donkey which bears the name of "(ieneral 
Grant" and its master should see a sign of displeasure at 
the name, he would immediately shout, "Ishe I Ishe ! 
Lady Somerset," and goad the donkey into a brisk gallop. 
After riding some distance down the beach, the donkey 
on which the stout gentleman of the party was riding, be- 
came either tired or lazy, for to its rider's surprise, it sud- 
denly fell down, leaving the gentleman standing with his 
feet on either side of it. 

Bidding adieu to Portsaid. we took passage on the 

queer, narrow post boats that steam through the Suez 
Canal. Our journey was interiupted by a simoon blow- 
ing from the west and north west, on account ot which, 
our steamer could not complete her journey to Ismalia, 
but landed us at Siphon, then we went to Ismalia by 
carriage. Ismalia is situated b\' the Suez Canal in a hot 
desert, for surrounding it are miles of sand, yet this little 
town is one tropical garden. Our train carried us across 
the sandy desert: from the car windows we saw the great 
date palms, the blue-gra\ cattle, the queer dwellings and 
the people at work trying to irrigate their farms. The 
weather was e.xtremely warm, and this with the dust 
from traveling aroused our thirst; water unfortunately was 
very scarce, but was sold by the glass at the stations along 
the way. Three quarters of th^ distance from Ismalia to 
Cairo lies across a scorching desert of sand. It heat is 
oppressive in February, what must it be in summer 
months? As we near Cairo we ride along the valle\' of 
the Nile, all of which is cultivated like a garden. 

K'eaching Cairo v/e found the metropolis of Afiica. 
It is a poor place, when its buildings and streets are com- 
pared with those of American cities. However, during 
our sta\' in this cit\- we lodged in the hotel ■■Villa Vic- 
toiia," which hotel surrounds a large court laid out in a 
beautiful garden with stately palms and other tropical 
plants, fountains sent forth their cooling sprav here and 
there amid blooming roses, the orange trees blossomed 
and let fall their fruit near our windov\'s; while a tame 
monkey and a brilliant hued parrot lent a characteristic 
charm to the aspects ot Jhis scene. Across the court op- 
posite our rooms were those ot Henrv M. Stanle\-. 
in whice he tarried to v\rite an account ot his wonderful 
explorations. He was often in this court passing his 
fellow travelers with friendly greetings. Sila, Stanle\'s 
servant, fold the children of our party strange stories of 
his tropical home. One of the interesting features of our 
visit was our drive to the Pyramids, along a splendid 
a\enue of trees reaching from Cairo to these massive 
monuments. We were'Surprised to see such roads in this 
countr\ . for we had anticipated a hot. dr\' and sand\- ride. 
The roads on the contrary are shaded and sprinkled. On 
reaching the Pxramids were much impressed b\- 
their solemn grandeur. While viewing these great piles 
ot stone, one feels almost as it in a dream. It hardly 
seems possible that man could ha\'e performed such a 
tremendous task. A short camel ride brought us tinm 
the Pviamids to the Sphinx. On returning from view- 
ing these wonderful monuments we passed the palaces 
of the Khedive and of the Pasha, and the palatial homes 
of their sons. In great contrast with these magnificent 
homes, are the small and miserable huts of their sub- 
jects, who li\e in squalor; wearing scarcely enough cloth- 
ing to cover them, while Miany of the children go about 
almost, it not entirely, node. 

A ride of fifteen miles op the l\iver Nile, and a don- 


key ride of ei.^lit miles, brou^'lit our part\' to tlie site of 
ancient Memphis, the capital of the Pharaohs, where 
Moses was born, and where the Israelites were held in 
bondage. Here we viewed the excavalions, and the 
great monuments and statues that have been unearthed. 
Among the statues is that of Rameses 11. Our ride con- 
tinued across the wheat fields of the Valle\- of the N'ile. 
by the city of the Embalmers to the Tombs of the Sacred 
Bulls, and the Pyramids of Sakkarah. which are over 
six thousand five hundred years old. 

Standing before these monuments, our thoughts went 
back to the centuries when these Pyramids were in the 
process of building; we thought of the workmen, who, 
under the burning sun and cruel treatment of the task 
masters, had performed this Herculean task. What a 
difference there is to-dav in the workers of stone in our 
civilized lands and those of Rameses' time. We look at 
Egypt to-day and wonder how much advance the people 
have made. Only those who have come in contact with 
modern civilization show much advancement. There is 
the same superstitious ignorance among the masses of the 
people, as there was in the days of those ancient tyrants. 
The people of Egypt, and the ancient monuments, such as 
the Pyramids, verify the truth of the Bible saying, "The 
thing that hath been done, it is that which shall be, and 
that which Is done is that wliicli shall he done; and there 
is no new thing under the <un. 

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She was a college bred girl and longed to flap her 
wings, soar awa\', and vent her knowledge on the chil- 
dren of the wild and woolly vvest, Bv and bv the covet- 
ed opportunitx came and for t'lve da\ s and nights she 
traveled towards the land of the wickiup and wampum. 
When the puffing engine stopped at a little board village 
the hour was midnight and a furious snow storm was rag- 
ing. ''All aboard." and away went her erst-while home, 
leaving the young would-be pedagogue standing on a 
lonely platform. The only sigris of life were a tew em- 
ployes who were busy with their various duties. 

Soon a lantern was seen coming, and with it the 
clerk of the village school, a gaunt Missourian, who in- 
troduced himself, and they were soon on their way to the 
city boarding house, whose creaking sign bore the title of 
"Hotel Pacific." After much rapping and pounding an 
entrance was effected and lodging secured for the night. 
The next day was Sunday, by the calendar, but to all 
outward appearances it was the same as any other da\-. 
Only a few persons were seen wending their wav to a 
little building called a church. The stores and numerous 
saloons seemed to be doing a flourishing business. After 

lunch Mr. S.. tlie clerk, came to see if it was convenient 
for her to visit the hoard; he also said that he had brought 
his horse and cutter, as the snow was deep — 30 inches on 
tlie level. When the maiden saw the vehicle and quad- 
ruped she almost collapsed, for the "cutter" was a large 
drv goods box set upon two pine runners and the shafts 
were spruce saplings. The horse was of the breed known 
as cavuse, and his harness was mostly rope and twine. 

There was nothing else to be done so she climbed in 
and was soon speeding away towards the domiciles of the 
trustees. There she was inspected and scrutinized b> all, 
especiallv her clothes, as it was known she had just ar- 
rived from the States. After several calls had been made 
and a private boarding place secured, the Missourian 
turned his "cutter" town-ward. He then said he had 
brought her some cand\' tor he knew she was lonesome. 
So the aforesaid article was produced from the cavernous 
depths of his outer coat pocket and it proved to be six 
sticks of striped candy. She accepttd it but hid it in her 
muff. onlv to give it to some unlucky urchin the next da\'. 
Thev had come a long wa>s out of the corporate limits, 
which in most western towns are boundless. She was 
enjoxing the splendid mountaiii scenery, when all at once 
lie moved up bv her side and in dulcet Pike count\-. Mo., 
tones, said "1 1-i-k-e \ou and if you will have me \ou can 
have all the butter and egg mone\' to spend as \ou please.'' 
Ciasping for breath, so great was her surprise, she man- 
aged to stutter, "Oh, no, not to-night." The horse v\'end- 
ed his wav toward home and an ominous silence reigned 
onlv broken by the hooting of owls and the howling of 
ca\ otes. 

The new boarding place was a log castle of two rooms 
and the faniil\' consisted of mother and son. Canadians of 
Scotch Irish and French descent, whose language was al- 
most unintelligible. That evening a number of the patrons 
came to inspect the school ma'am. Monday morning at 
last came and some fifty pupils greeted the new teacher. 
Some were Indians and half breeds, and twenty-five were 
Russians; of the latter there were twelve v. ho could 
neither speak nor understand English, so an interpreter 
was secured from the ranks and work begun. 

Not long afterwards the teacher was invited to stay 
over night with some of the pupils. This visit was post- 
poned as long as possible, but at last it became necessary 
to accept the inevitable. Of course she was the guest of 
honor, and that being the case a yellow legged chicken 
was killed. But they were Russians, and thought their 
diet would please her. so rye-bread, caviar, sauer kraut, 
potatoes with sugar, garlic, rice, molasses and butter were 
set before her, but the latter must be described to be appre- 
ciated. The cream is boiled before churning, and the 
article has the consistency of tallow and the appearance of 
leaf lard, no salt is added, so let the imagination conjure 
the taste. At night after Orthodox Greek services she 
was given the "spare ted:" the bed linen was gaily 

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colored Indian blankets, black and white calico pillow 
slips on pillows, which toward morning, became as sott 
as sand to the wears', throbbing head, for they were made 
of cat-tails which grow so abundantly in the swamps and 
river bottoms of the west: but the driiws\' God of sleep 
overcame all scruples and she fell into a slumber to be 
awakened in the morning by unmistakable sounds that 
the breakfast hour was approaching. It was eaten in 
silence for the host and hostess could not speak her 
tongue nor she their's. At last the hour tor departure came 
and the initiated mistress gladl\ lett. telling them though 
that she had enjoyed her visit \ery much, but inwardly 
promising herself never to be caugiit in such a predica- 
ment again. 

She had many a struggle for supremacy in the school 
room, but she conquered and it mav have been a good 
thing that she did not understand the language of the 
Slavs, for she was ignorant tliat the\' often swore at her 
instead of reciting their lessons, as she afterwards learned. 

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It had been snowing hard, and Annie had watclied 
the world grow strangely white. 

■'I have heard." said her mamma, "tliat there is an old 
women up in the skv who tends a tlock of geese. 

When winter conies and the wind blows ver\" cold. 
the tlowers hide under the ground and the Irees shake oft 
their summer clothes and put on bark overcoats, and the 
rose bushes draw closer together to keep from freezing. 

But it is of no use. for the wind gets chillier, and after 
awhile the ground freezes, and even the great trees grow 
numb with the cold. 

Then the old woman up in tlie sk\' feels sorr\- and 
drives up her geese to pick them. She scatters the feath- 
ers, and they fall down veiv fast out of the sk\ , and make 
a nice warm bed to tuck over the poor cold tlowers and 
trees and bushes.'" 

•■A nice warm bed!'' echoed .Annie delightedlx'. 

She lav verv still a minute and thought it all o\er 
then she asked. ■■UV/r/r !\- ///,• tirk '" 

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When Margaret left home to spend the winter uith 
her cousin and attend college, it was with many motherK' 
admonitions ringing in her ears. These admonitions rang 
on various themes, but tlie one that twanged most persist- 
ently was: ""Remember that other people have rights and 
preferences." The mother of Edith, the cousin, had given 
man\ timel\ bits ot advice to her daughter before the ar- 
rival of Margaret, and tlie usual tinal was: ""Remember 
that others may be as used to ha\ ing their own wa\' as 
\'ou have been to \ours.'' 

The two girls were so happy in their little room at 
home, and the excitement and pleasure at the opening of 
school; new studies, new books, new faces, new friends, 
and new and unexpected experiences seemed to till their 
days too full for any thought of disagreement to enter. 
At the end of six weeks Margaret wrote this ver>' hasty 
note to her mother. 

Dear Mamma; — ! am just as happ\- as I can be. and 
do not get homesick; only a little bit at times. Edith and 
Auntie are so sweet to me. Edith and I have our break- 
fast quite early and are off to school before the others get 
down, for our recitations are early and as the college is 
some distance we are obliged to start early. We have 
just started to do this the last week, as a new recitation 
has been added. So Margie and 1 breakfast in lonely 

gaiety and then hurry off. I think that E . is just as 

fond of the corner roll as I am. and I'm trying to alwa\s 
let her have it. for if her preference for it is as strong as 
mine, she likes it awfully well. When I come home 
Christmas pUasc have rolls three times a da\' and make 
them all corner rolls. Your little girl will want some 
petting up after all this disciplining. 

Very hastily and lovingl\. MARGARET. 

Two davs after the new order of the dav. i. e.. earl\ 
breakfasts had taken place, Edith said to her mother, with 
ratlier a long, but with all determined face. "'Mamma, do 
\(iu know I fear I've reached my Waterloo ? A'largie lil\es 
the inner roll, foi she fairly snatches it from the plate 
oh ! I don't mean she 14 rude, ot course, but she's fond ot 
it. and I am patientK- crunching the corner roll as a dis- 
cipline. It is a battle, when r\e loved the inner roll ever 
since 1 knew what a roll was. But I'll make it a Rubicon 
and not a Waterloo—she shall have the inner roll !'' 

And it was Christmas time before thev discovered 
each others "discipline.' 

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Some modern interpretations to book titles. 

The Light tiiat Failed — The matches she brought from 

Quo Vadis— On the long w alk. 

The Bondman— William. 

Age of Reason — Sweet sixteen. 

The Sombre Rivals- The Seniors who are working 
tor honors. 

Some one inquired for the interpretation of ""The 
White Man's Burden." It was suggested that she ask 
Dr. H. We hope he would not say that the white man's 
burden is the up-to-date college girl. 

readier (explaining about a bo\' who had asked her 
about the Sanhedrin.i '"Wh). he actually asked w lio 
Mr. Sanhedrin was. " 

Girl, at table: •"Well, who /\ he. an\- wav ?" 

.k--t> «-v. 


A Day with niss Patterson. 

One cold morning in February. I decided to iTial<e a 
visit to Miss Patterson's room, it is about ten minutes 
before time for scliool to tal<e up, and 1 am just fairly seat- 
ed when Lucile comes flying into tlie room, closely fol- 
lowed by Louise, Ralph and Buford. They are all hold- 
ing their ears and discussing the temperature outside in a 
very excited manner. Ver\' soon another little group 
comes in, headed by little Jeannette Powell and 
"John Mathers — gentleman." Jeannette comes bustling 
in, hurries up to the teacher, and after several excited ex- 
clamations about the weather, begins her usual explana- 
tion about her geography lesson. Jeannette cannot sleep 
of nights because of that bug-bear— geography. Little 
John comes in in a verv dignified manner, and makes 
Miss Patterson an elaborate bow. He is a great favorite 
among both the boys and girls, although the boys secretly 
envy his standing collar and big red tie: nevertheless, he 
is greeted with cries ot pleasure and earnest inquiries 
about his "croup." 

"Miss Patterson, the reason I had the croup was be- 
cause the other day 1 was blowin' soap bubbles, and one 
lit on my head and 1 catched cold." he solemnly explains. 

Suddenly the ting-a-ling-ling of the school bell is 
heard, and they all fly to their seats. This morning thev 
sing, "Good Morning, Merry Sunshine," a selection which 
Ralph sings with great gusto; in fact, at fust \ ou can 
scarcely distinguish the^weet voice of Margaret English 
or even that of Lucile. who. next to Ralph, possesses the 
greatest vocal ability. By the second line, Buford has 
chimed in, too: but, alas! \vi do not hear little John's 
voice, for he saves all of /n's energy for his masterpiece. 
"Rock-a-bye, Baby." 

The first class is one in writing, and man\' of the 
weary little fingers, tightly grasping their pencils, scratch 
over their slates in a seemingly vain endeavor to form the 
words before them as soon as the sentence is done. One 
by one they bring their slates up to Miss Patterson for her 
approval. Little Louis is a very timid child, and writing 
is one of his greatest diff.culties, but this morning he is 
the first to bring his slate up to the teacher's desk. He 
comes creeping up the aisle, looking at me with frightened 
eyes, and at last, turning to Miss Patterson, he gains the 
hoped-for look of approval and proudly returns to his seat. 
Little John Kolp, after many erasures, declares that he 
always knew he never could learn to write, and he be- 
lieves that he is sick. Prim, modest little Margaret English 
is dreadfully shocked, and after receiving a big one 
hundred on her work, casts ver\- reproachful glances at 
the sick and disheartened Johnny. Margaret is a dear, 
motherly little girl, a regular little housekeeper. Her 
apron is always spotlessly clean, and her hair carefully 

smoothed, and what she sa\s has great weight with the 
children. In great contrast with Margaret is her sister, 
Frances. Frances is a bright, pretty child, and a perfect 
little mimic. At recess, the favorite game is "Insane 
Asylum," and it is in this she reaches the height of her 
glory. The corridor is turned into a row of cells, and in 
one of these Frances carries on her antics much to the de- 
light of the younger children. She scratches and claws 
the air in a tragic and very laughable way. The com- 
bined efforts of Millicent, Lucile and Louise avail noth- 
ing, so she rants up and down to her heart's content. 
Ralph and Buford, "the big boys." are not allowed to 
plav with the girls, and, to hear them talk, you would 
think they did not care; however, they cannot help but 
cast rather envious glances at the two Johns and Guv 
Stanley as they play with the little girls, utterly ignoring 
the "big boys." 

If you were to visit the school, you would inquire, be- 
fore many moments, who tiie very pretty child, with such 
a sweet smile and dimples, is. You would soon find out, 
because in the ver\' first of the geography class, when 
Miss Patterson says, "Edith, will you take the first topic?" 
our smiling little maid responds. If she makes a mis- 
take, a dozen hands fly up at once, and each one perfect- 
ly breathless to correct her. But it you ask her if she 
likes her geography, she will ver\' proudly tell you that 
she received a hundred the last examination. 

Delilah Hanks is another prett\" little girl, who is 
T)-/T anxious alwavs to keep her name on the honor roll. 

There is a great deal of rivalry in all ot the classes, 
especially in the arithmetic and spelling. Ralph. Buford 
and Louise are great rivals, and first one and then another 
stands at the head. "John Mathers— gentleman," al- 
though he has a standing collar, is not happy unless he is 
ahead of Millicent in reading. 

In the midst of a very exciting spelling recitation, 
Jeannette's little hand flies up. and she asks, in her little 
impetuous way, "Oh, please. Miss Patterson, may Buford 
sit with me to studv my geography lesson?" All the while 
the geography lesson is being studied Ralph looks on with 
envious eves, but the happv children seem unconscious 

of it. 

There is one little girl who is always in her place, no 
matter how cold the weather. This little girl isGeraldine. 
She has a bright, interesting face, and when I first looked 
at her I could see she was one of the "rolfof honor" girls. 
Alma is her most formidable rival in this, although there 
are many with similar ambitions. 

At last, the time comes for them to go home. Some 
of them rush out as if very anxious to leave their school 
duties, while others seem reluctant to leave even for so 
short a time as intervenes between two school days. With 
a final glimpse of a peaked red hood, long brown curls 
and a waving luncheon basket, the last child disappears, 
and then 1. too, leave, thinking v\ilh pleasure of m\' day 
in the College primar\ school. 

College Greetings. 


rublished Moiitlily in the interest oi Illinois Female 
<.'olle,tio clurinj^ the College Year. 

DELLA DIM.MITT. 86, Editor. 

- c\>i,i,i;ge Editors. 



Alumnae. Faculty and Students are invited to contribute 
jii'ticles, personals and items. 

.\11 communications should be addressed to 



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A .WEETI.XG ot the resident 31011111* was held in the 
College ch.ipel on tiie afternoon of Februar\- 2S. to con- 
sider some new interests of the institution. 

Dr. Marker gave a talk wImlIi was full ot his faiUi in 
the future of the College, and an inspiration to all who 
were in attendance on the meeting. He said in part; 

"•riie growth of the College for several years past, in 
spite of the great financial depression, indicates that there 
is a large and growing demand tor the kind of education 
for which the College stands, The College should meet 
this growing demand. 

"■Its present capacit\' is e\'en now inadequate. VVitii 
the influence that should come from a large and influential 
church, from hundreds of aiuninae scattered throughout 
all the west, with no other school of this kind in our 
cliuich w itliin liundreds lif miles, with thousands of old 
students who have a kindl_\' feeling for the institution, 
the outlook for the future is ver\ inspiring. EspecialK- is 
this true in viev,- of tlie call inade b>' the bishops of our 
church to all of our people to be \er\- liberal toward edu- 
cational interests in the next three \ears. 

••| he twentieth centur>- thank offering is not to form 
one great fund, as many have supposed, but the people 
are asked to look about them and w here\'er there is a 
worth\' educational institution to whiLh their s\nipathies 
have gone out. and whicli is in need of stronger 
financial support, there the\' are asked to direct their 
offering which shall in some measure e.xpress their grati- 
tude to God for the blessings they have received and tlieir 
sense of the man\- needs of the institution in the coming 

"The bishops have suggested as a basis for the edu- 
cational interests of the church a ten million dollar ottering 
and the heads of the various institutions are besought to 
"ask largelx.' 

"It is in line with tills suggestion, that in view of the 
mercies and blessings ot the past centur\-. in view of the 

abundant wealth which God has bestowed on many of 
his people, in view of the help which has come into thous- 
ands of lives througli the work of the College, all 
friends of the institution should resolve to give it such a 
thank offering as shall be commensurate with tlieir grati- 
tude to God. 

" Ihe needs of the College are veiA' great. We need 
at (Uice JIO.OOO for an addition which is to be erected this 
summer. We need $40.0(10 more for the purcliase of ad- 
ditional propert\' and an additional building for art and 
music and the work of the literary societies. We need a 
beginning of an endow ment lor the College. The trustees 
have decided to go aliead in an endeavor to ir.eet these 
needs. There should be a liberal response from everv 
alumnus, former student and friend of the college. Perhaps 
the greatest need for the next tw or tliree \ears is more 
students, and help can be given in tliis direction b\- every 
one. As soon as the addilion is erected there should be 
students enough to fill it. If tlie College can be kept ful 
for the next two or three \eais men and women of large 
means will undoubtedlx be induced to gi-.'e us larger gifts. 
I would like to suggest to everv friend of the College, 
that each vear tor the next three \earsthe\ will send to 
the College an offering, how e\'er small, and a student." 

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Contributions To The College. 

I he motto of this department should be: "A con'ri- 
bution, no matter how small, from everv friend of the Col- 
lege each \ear." The board of trustees has unanimouslv 
decided that an effort must be made in connection witli 
the Twentieth Century Thank Offering to raise ivu- Iniii- 
ilrr<{ tJioiiSijiui dol/tirs for iiniowiiiciit and fifty //ion sail J 
i/o//ars for adiii/ioiia/ Inii/diiii^s and inipro','cnitn/s. 

Let every friend ot the College respond. 

The following subscriptions ha\'e been received since 
the last report: 


\\\^. Marietta Mathers Rowe. '7=i J^.OO 

Mrs. Clara Kutledge Rapp. '7-! l.=,(i 

Miss Mercy Jackson, '69 l.(;o 

Mrs. Anna Thompson Brow n. ',S0 =;ii 


Miss Maude Gikhrist J^.Od 

Miss Nellie Graff J. 00 

J. R. Marker .' ..lO.Ou 


Mrs. S. R. Capps. '62 $10. (H) 

Mrs. Lillian Woods Osborne. '79 10.00 

Miss Emma Capps, "^9 10. cn 


Re\'. D. P. Howe. Springfield. HI ..$|s.0O 

Clias. C. Capps 10. (.0 

CoLLECtK Grkexixos. 



It is with Jeep sadness tliat we record tlie loss of our 
beloved teacher and faithful friend, iV\r. Wallace P. Dav, 
who. as much as anv one else, during the past thirteen 
\ears has brought the musical interests of Jacksonville to 
their present high standing, and given the College of 
Music a place ainong the best institutions of the kind in 
the west. 

Mr. Day's failing health during these last three or 
four \ears had been a matter of solicitous concern on the 
part of his man\' friends, and though it was known that 
all efforts of the skilled ph\'sicians had been baffled, his 
sudden illness on the 24tii of Februar\ and his final de- 
parture on the 27th, came v\ith startling realit\- upon us 

He liad taught as usual, though in great weakness, 
till the evening of the 23th, and as he had planned to 
take a rest at home on the following day his serious ill- 
ness was not suspected. But he is gone from among us, 
and it only remains for us to mourn the loss of an e.xcep- 
tionallv gifted musician, a conscientious teacher and true 
friend, and to seek to know the hidden springs of his 
helpful life if tliereb\' we ma\ leain to follow in his foot- 

The funeral services were held at Trinit\' Episcopal 
ciiurch on the afternoon of March 1st and were conducted 
bv the rector. Rev. L. B, Richards. iJr. W. F. Short 
spoke in behalf of the College and the Blind Institution, 
and Rev, C. M, Brown in behalf of the Iriends of Mr. 
Day. Besides the singing of the choir, the special music 
rendered was "Peace. Perfect Peace," sung by a quartette, 
and "Angels Ever Bright and Fair," sungbyMiss Kreider. 
During the reading of the lesson from the ISth chapter of 
1st Corinthians the sweet voiced organ that had so often 
responded to Mr. Day's deft touch, breathed the sorrow of 
the people in the soft cadences of Chopin's Funeral March. 

The services were concluded ^t Diamond Grove 
cemeter\-. Man\ and rich were the floral offerings that 
told again to the bereaved ones the s\nipathy of sorrow- 
ing friends. 


Wallace Pierce Da\ was born in the citv of Boston 
March 19, 1863, and in this atmosphere of musical culture 
spent the first twenty years of his life. His musical in- 
struction, till lie was fifteen \ ears old, was recci\-ed at 
home, and at that age he entered the New England 
Conservatory or Music. His study of the organ underS. B. 
Whitney, H. M. Dunham and others, piano with Otto 
Bendit and harmony with Stephen A. Emery proved his 
possession of unusual musical gifts, and shortlv after his 
graduation in 1883. though but twent\- years of age, 
was engaged as senior music teacher at the Ontario 

Institution for tlie Blind, at Bradford, Ont. Three 
years later, his success as a teacher and his abilitv as 
a musician won the recognition of public educators 
from our own state, and in the fall of ISS6 he ac- 
cepted a call to be musical director of Illinois Female 
College and the Illinois State Institution for the Blind. 
Besides his conscientious attention to the arduous duties 
imposed by these responsible positions, he was, till two 
years ago. organist at some one of the churches in Jack- 
sonville, and was director of the Jacksonville Choral So- 
ciety, In every possible wa>-, during these years, he con- 
tributed to the musical interests of Jacksonville, not onlv 
for the sake of such interests, but, through thtm, seeking 
to popularize charitable enterprises of a public nature. 

The place he holds in the highest esteem of all who 
knew him not oiil\' as a musician, but as a MAX, could 
have been won onl\ by a man faithful in hij work and 
having the broadest conceptions of life and its purposes. 
Surel\', never was teacher loved b\' his pupils more than 
was Mr. Da\', and ail w ho knew him feel tlie\ ha\e lost 
a friend. 

"Our slenJer life runs rippling b\', and glide 

Into the silent hollows of the past; 

What is there that abides 

To make the ne.xt age better for the last ? 

Is earth too poor to gi\e us something to live for here 

that shall outlive us ? ' 
Jo find answers to these questions in the life just 
gone out from us is not a hard thing to do, for even a cur- 
sory glance over the pages of memory, blessed w ith the 
record of twelve \ears" acquaintance with Mr. Dav as a 
teacher, constrains us to sa\ : 

"Ah! there is something here. 
Unfathomed by the cynic's sneer. 
Something that gives our feeble light 
A high immunity from Night- 
Something that leaps life's narrow bars 
To claim its birthright with the liosts of heaven. 
A seed of sunshine, tliat doth leaven 
Our earthly dullness \\ ith the beams of stars. 
And glorify our clay 

With light from fountains elder than the Da\'." 
It is not the purpose of these lines to seek to point out 
excellencies in Mr. Day other than were plainly discern- 
able to an\' one of his many devoted pupils; nor is the 
purpose to give expression to sentiments of esteem which 
were slow to shape themselves in words while lie was \et 
with us. One marvel of his noble nature was his man- 
ner of receiving commendations. 

Far from seeming to feel such his just due. it was his 
happy facult\' always to cover it at once w ith praise of an- 
other, and \'et his words of praise never seemed extrava- 
gant, because horn of a well balanced judgment that al- 
ways commanded respect. 


He seemed emptyof self-love, and it was this vacuum, 
so often lacking in our dwarfed natures, that impelled tlie 
steady and untiring devotinn of liis pupils. He seemed 
never to call any time his own. but to be aKva\s read\ to 
accommodate others, and, when ad\'ice was given, it was 
with that gracious spontaneitv that gave weight to his 
words and made the following of tlie advice a pleasure. 

His faithful judgment of theabilitx' of his pupils and 
his adaptation of work suited to their needs was a com- 
mon observance of strangers familiar only with his work 
as revealed in the public performances of his pupils, while 
on the part of the pupils themselves there resulted an en- 
thusiasm that plainly showed itself in the conscientious 
use of every available practice hour. His patience was a 
rebuke to the careless pupil, his praise a stimulant to the 
timid or discouraged ones. \'et he never over-encouraged. 

His faith in the good intentions of all his pupils vital- 
ized, as it were, latent talent, and the seemingly insur- 
mountable difticultx' vanished under his svmpathetic di- 

And lie was the true teacher, not onl\- at the piano. 
W'itli him. to live, was to do good; to bless, first of all. A 
man (it loft\' thought, whose delight was to give expres- 
sion to that thought in kindred deeds. His public service 
in tlie interests of the City Hospital, when it was in great 
need some years ago. showed his ready use of his Art in 
the interests of the unfortunate, His giving his piano re- 
cital at the Blind less than two weeks before the end 
came, evidenced his ever-readv obedience to the com- 
mand, "(jive to him that asketli thee." When ad\'ised 
not to give it. he onl\" ansv\'ered. "I want to show them 
how much 1 love them." .And it was in manifestation of 
this same helpful spirit that he rendered his last service 
at the College, when he contributed to the program of the 
MacDowell Society late in the afternoon of Thursdav. 
His untiring devotion to duty was a lesson that makes us 
hope for like grace to sustain us in the trying hour. 

To speak of his playing, of his masterl\' command of 
the mysteries of tone of either piano or organ, or of his 
fine discrimination in what he chose to pla\'. would be 
but to recall those soul-stirring occasions when. oh. how 
otteii. not alone at his recitals, but especially on the Sab- 
bath, in connection with divine service, his music took us 
to the edge of the infinite, and let us for a moment gaze 
on that. He believed v.hat he pla\ed. and the fire of 
truth, striking from his heart, kindled anew in his hear- 
ers dormant emotions that, once having found e.xpression, 
do not cease to be a power in the life. 

To know him was to feel the presence of a power that 
springs from the deepest sources of all life, and his verv 
name must alwaxs inspire in us a feeling of veneration. 

The great significant fact in his life was his feeling of 
absolute dependence upon God for every kind of help. 
This he e.xpressed in no uncertain words not long before 
his last illness. And in that he possessed a remarkable 

knowledge of human nature, we ha\'e another evidence 
of his intimate union with that One who "Himself is 
liunian nature as it is in its perfection." His everv atti- 
tude toward those about him constantl\' distilled a sermon 
on the oft-forgotten text. ''Be pitiful, be courteous." and 
similarly a dozen other texts might be quoted as expres- 
sive of one or another pliase of his beautiful life. 

Shall not our faith, like his, "mount up to yonder 
happy skies?" Let us. as we have learned the gladness 
of receiving, know also that "To give is sweeter far." 
so that at the last we ma\' go as he did — 
"Not. like the qnarr\' slave at night. 
Scourged to his dungeon, but, sustained and soothed 
By an unfaltering trust, approach [our] grave 
Like one who wraps the draperv of his couch 
About liini. and lie* down to pleasant dreams." 

ONF OF His Pupils. 
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|Fi-oiii the Uaily .Journal, March ir,.] 

Recital by Mrs. Lucy D. Kolp, Pupil of the Late 
Wallace P. Day, Assisted by Miss Okey, '98. 

I he chapel of Illinois Female College w as filled last 
evening with an audience gathered to hear the graduating 
recilal given by .Mrs. Lucy Dimmitt Kolp. assisted by Miss 
Mabel Okev. '> 

Those familiar with Mrs. Kolp's plaxing ha\'e learned 
to expect her to pla\' well whate\-er she attempts. The 
opening movement of the Sonata iBeetlioveii. Op. .^7i in- 
vited to the most serious contemplation as under the sure 
technic and soulful interpretation of the performer, it re- 
vealed the true artist. Her abandon in the most difficult 
passages was refreshing, and the deep earnestness that 
breathed throughout the movement was no less character- 
istic of this than of the two following movements. The 
calm, reflective passages, as well as the passionate cli- 
maxes, received that faithful treatment that appealed to 
the most careful listener with wonderful s\mpathy. To 
those most familiar with the Sonata her splendid rendition 
of it met with the heartiest appreciation. The burst of 
applause following this number testified to its merits in a 
striking manner. 

The prelude. Op. !. from Rachmaninoff, was played 
in that soulful manner that is born onl\' in the school of 
experience. The program, as a whole, abounded in diffi- 
culties, yet Mrs. Kolp's execution came with that spon- 
taneous ease that allowed her hearers to forget the tech- 
nical side of her plaxing in the pure enjoxment of the 

I'he two Chopin etudes. Op. 2^. No. 1. and Op. 10. 
No. 12, contrasted beautifully, and the calm self-posses- 
sion exhibited in tlieni. as in the other selections, would 

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CoLLKGE Greetings. 

have convinced the most incredulous ot the exceptional 
musical ability of the performer. Not alone in the heavy 
numbers, but in those of lighter vein, she showed the 
same steady poise and command of the instrument. She 
gracefully bowed her acknowledgments of the applause of 
the audience after her first and second numbers. 

The Saltarello (Raff) supplied a brilliant ending to 
what was throughout a most enjoyable program. The 
performer seemed to feel evervthing she pla\'ed. and those 
most conversant with her playing predict for her a bright 
and successful artistic career. 

Jacksonville audiences look with pleasurable antici- 
pation to every public appearance of Miss Okev on mu- 
sical programs. Those who were charmed with her sing- 
ing last year listen to her now with a still greater admira- 
tion and ready acknowledgment of her rare gift as a 
vocalist. She always sings intellectually and ne\-er fails 
to put into her music that hearty e.xpression tliat receives 
the finest sympathy of her audience. In the Cavatina 
(Verdi) she displayed to the best advantage her command 
of her excellent voice, and her beautiful rendition was 
followed by an enthusiastic encore, to which she respond- 
ed with "Dollv's Lament'' (Arnoldl. 

"Should He Upbraid" (Bishop), "Sleep. Sleep" (Haw- 
ley), "There, Little Girl, Don't Cry" (Schnecker). and 
"Winter" (Rickab\), were a group of songs, daintv and 
pleasing, with a touch of the quaint and pathetic as well 
as calm and sturdy eleinents. and were, in ever\' respect, 

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College Doings. 

Senior Classes Entertained. 

Miss Kreider has made a \er\' pleasant innovation in 
her work. Each music pupil who has had at least a \ear"s 
vocal training, gives a program in chapel. Misses Rott- 
ger and Waggoner have given their's. which consisted of 
arias from both oratorio and opera, besides several songs, 
which were all charmingly given. These programs will 
be a great help both to the students and performers. 

Miss Cole, of the faculty, gave a recital in Shelbyville 
which must have been enjoyed veiy thoroughly, for the 
press of that city spoke in highest praise of Miss Cole's 
ability and charming personality. We are glad others 
enjoy a taste of the treats enjoyed by the people of Jack- 

Miss Kreider gave a piano and song recital at Pavson. 
HI. She was assisted by Miss Fannie Davenport as ac- 
companist. This certainly proved to be an event in the 
life of the town, for we all know Miss Kreider is an artist 
of exceptional ability, who is as happv in her manner of 
singing as she is brilliant in her playing. 

The pupils in elocution gave a recital Mondav eve- 
ning. March 19th. It consisted of readings by the Juniors 
and Seniors in elocution, assisted by some of the music 

Mrs. L. L. Henion very pleasanth' entertained the 
senior classes of Illinois College and Illinois Female Col- 
lege on the 13th of February, this being the birthday of 
her elder daughter. Miss Lora. The charming home at 
603 East College street was brilliantly lighted, and the 
cordial greeting of the hostess and her daughters dis- 
armed at once all formality and set everv guest at ease. 
In the reception line were Mrs, Henion, Miss Henion, Miss 
.Myra Henion, Miss Gilchrist and Miss Graff. The par- 
lors were tastily decorated in the colors of the two classes, 
with bunches of the Illinois Female College class flower, 
violets, and the warmth of the scene presented a striking 
contrast to the cold without. The entertainment of the 
evening consisted in music and games appropriate to the 
occasion, Valentine's Eve, The refreshments served w-ere 
cake, prettily iced in the class colors, and '99 in yellow: 
coffee, cream and bonbons in lavender, purple and \ellow. 

At a late hour, the guests dispersed with man\' a com- 
pliment upon the graceful manner in which the hostess 
and her daughters had entertained. It is the sincere v\ish 
of the guests that iVliss Henion ma\' witness many happy 
returns of such a pleasant tuiiction. 

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Miss Edith Starr visited at her home in Decatur. 

Miss Fama Reynolds. '97. was a guest of friends here 

Miss Edith Loose spent one Sundav at her home in 

Miss Sada Verirees has been home to Murra\"ville 
during the month. 

Miss Emma Evarts. '98. \ isited the College one day 
during the month. 

Miss Mabel Hill had the pleasure of a short visit from 
her father recently. 

Miss Mae Thompson spent Sun Ja\-. March 12th. at 
her home in Virden. 

Miss Ida Yocum, ex-'99. of Williamsville. \'isited at 
the College March 1 5th. 

One of the new girls in the College Home is Miss Ella 
Carpenter, of Springfield. 

Miss Mabel Farmer went home with Miss Ray Lewis, 
to Bluffs, the first of the month. 

Miss Grace Gilmore, '98, of Decatur, was in the city 
to attend the funeral of Prof. Dav. 

Miss Lillian Maxwell went home with Miss Lucy 
Henry. March +th, for a short visit. 

The house girls had the pleasure of hearing Dr. Til- 
den at the Baptist church Sunda\' night. 



Baldwin Starr visited iiis cousin, Miss Editli Starr, at 
the College, Thursday evening, March 9th. 

Miss Gilchrist and the house seniors attended the 
Whipple Academy exhibition on March Uth. 

Mr. Palmer, of Noble, 111., spent Sunday, March 12th. 
with his daughter, Miss Beulah, at the College. 

Miss Pearl BarcLiy, of Virginia, a former Illinois Fe- 
male College girl, visited the college several days. 

Miss May Daggett, a former Illinois Female College 
student, was the guest of Miss Maude Marker March 12th. 

Mrs. Arthur Angell. of DuQuoin, visited the College. 
The old girls will remember her as .Miss Eleanor Thomp- 

Mrs. James Houser. of Emden. 111., was the guest of 
her daughters. Imogene and Edna, one week during the 

The (jlee Club. \\'ith the addition of several of the 
musically inclined in the school, are working up some 
beautiful Easter music. 

Several members of the school atfended Mrs. Rorer's 
lectures on cooking, and we presume their long suffering 
families 'A'ill be practiced on this summer. 

Mr. Stead added very greatlv to the interest felt in the 
vesper service, Sunday, March 12th, bv pla\ing tv\o se- 
lections, both of which were very much enio>'ed. 

We are all glad to know that Miss Elsie Laughney, 
'98, has finished her school in Missouri and is now at 
Meredosia. and we hope she will visit the College soon. 

George W. Miller, of Paris. 111., was a guest at the 
College. Mr. Miller is the state Sunday school v\'orker. 
and conducted an institute in the cit>' March 9th and Kith. 

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Mr. Franklin L. Stead. 

Mr. Franklin L. Stead, director of the College of 
Music, is a native lllinoisan. his early home having been 
at Ottav\-a. His musical talent was given an impetus by 
his course at the Hershey Music School, in Chicago, from 
which school he v.'ent to the New England Conservatorv 
of AAusic, remaining there five vears and graduating in 
'88. His teachers at that place included Henry Dunham, 
Otto Bendi.x and Carl Felten. 

Mr. Stead began his professional work teaching pri- 
vately, hut was soon called to take charge of the Conserva- 
tory of Music of Yankton College, where he taught for 
ten years, also being professor of the elective course in 
Harmony and Counterpoint in the College. 

For the past \ear, he has given himself v\holl\- to the 
studv of music in Chicago, studying piano with Mr. Lieb- 
ling and organ witli Mr. Wild. These artists speak of 
Mr. Stead and his abilit>' as pianist and organist, toth in 
church and concert work, with the most uno.ualified com- 



Miss Martlia C. Laning, '92. to Mr. Walter Baker, at 
Carrol I ton. 

Miss Myrtle Stov\'ell.ex-'91. to Mr. Wni. H. Satorus, 
at .N'ewmansville, 111., Feb. 22d. 

Miss Helen Digby. '9?. to .Mr. Harr\- Davis, in St. 

Miss Cora Musch. student in '9=i-6. to Mr. Wm. Con- 
o\'er. at Virginia. Feb. 28th. 


The father of Miss Idella Walton. 'Sx Feb. 22d, at 

Thefather of Miss Gertrude Stiles. '8=;. Feb. 16th. at 

The husband of Mrs. Minerva Dunlap Scott. '^2. Feb. 
24th. at Jacksonville. 

Mrs. Helen Finlev Keenew '•<2. Mar. 17th, at Carbon- 

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Teacher (who is teaching rhetoric class) Now. when 
we mean we read Tennyson's works, we sa\': "I read 
Tennyson." Give me a similar example. Miss H. 

Miss H. ipromptly) "We eat Mrs. Rorer." 

The modern Shakespearian course in college. 

Freshman year— Comedy of Errors. 

Sophomore year— Much Ado About Nothing. 

Junior year — As You Like It. 

Senior \-ear- -.Ail's Well that Ends Well, 

A recent telegram to an I. F. C. student ran as follows: 
"Will be w ith \-ou Saturday eve if all is O. K.'' JACK. 
Suffice it to say that the \oung man did not have the op- 
portunity to "be with" his friend. He did not receive a 
College "Greeting." 

Since tlie mania among the girls for earning />/// 
jiioney with which to secure sets of Warner's Library and 
the Encyclopedia Britanica. with other extensive works, 
various unique signs have been observed on doors. The 
following were noticeable. 

"Dr. Houser, Grip Specialist. Calls answered night 
or da\'. Give me a visit. Tliis is no fnkc. 

"Hair washed at all hours of the dav, onlv 2^c. Take 
a shampoo. 

"Shoes polished at reasonable prices -charge bv the 

Some of the younger girls of the College have ob- 
jected to the movement of the trustees towards changing 
I. F. C. to W. C. I., on the plea that it would encourage 
matrimony in the school for a girls' college to change its 

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College Greetings. 

Vol. II. 

Jacksonville, III., April, 1899. 

No. 8. 


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Our greetings to the girls of other days, 
Of whom we sing in grateful praise. 
Oh, here's a welcome warm for you. 
Come, drink tlie cup of friendship true. 

Come drink the memory most sweet 
Of your happy schoolda\s all too fleet. 
Come in the year of ninet\-nine 
And drink again to "Auld Lang S\ ne.' 

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More than a half centur\- since it entered into the 
minds of the wise men of the Methodist Conference to 
organize a school for the daughters of Illinois, the sons 
having been provided for in the extreme southern portion 
of the state in good old McKendree college. 

Jacksonville was at once designated as the place for 
such an institution. The basement of the old M. E. 
.church was the only available place of sufficient size to 
accommodate the multitudes that v\'ould throng to the 
new seat of learning. The ministers threw their whole 
souls into the project; they talked it, preached about it. 
begged for it. sent agents out to solicit for it; and in the 
fall of 1849 it was opened under very flattering auspices. 
President Cummings, of McKendree, was secured to take 
charge until one could be procured to take the position 
permanently. It was but a few weeks until our beloved 
president Jaquess arrived with his talented wife bv his 
side; ill those primitive da\s traveling was slow; he came 
with his belongings in a wagon drawn bv two horses 
from Springfield. It was not long until efficient teachers 
were procured, and everything went well. As the number 
increased small dwellings on either side of the church 
were secured for recitation rooms. Then we had ten 
months for the school year, divided into two terms of five 
months each; one day at Christmas and one at the new 
year was our only vacation. We were pushed along as 
rapidly as possible; e.xaminations and public entertain- 
ments at the close of each term; we well rememher the 
great interest manifested bv the ministers and citizens of 

Jacksonville in our progress, and not less bv the brothers 
at McKendree; thus we went on from vear to vear attend- 
ing strictly to literary pursuits, very little art or music was 
studied at that time. 

The senior class were eight in number; fi\e have 
passed over to the other shore. All were married and 
assumed the duties of wife and mother. Some of them 
have had daughters and granddaughters in the dear old 
Alma Mater. Lucy Askins Rutledge, with her fine mind 
and ever loving spirit of fun and wit was the daughter of 
William Askins, a minister of great worth in his daw 
She married Washington Rutledge and died in the prime of 
life, leaving a family of four sons and one daughter. 
Minerva R. Dunlap-Scott, so well and favorablv known, 
was a favorite with all, much loved by classmates and 
teachers. She entertained our honored president at uur 
jubilee gathering. How glad v\ e were to have his pres- 
ence witli us! He lived but a few months after his visit; 
\\as an old man of more than three score and ten; !iow we 
revered and honored him. Minerva's first husband was 
Warren Bibb. He passed away in early life, leaving her 
one son. She is now in sorrow, having just laid awa\- 
her loved one. Judge Scott; her sorrow is ours. Jane A. 
Edwards, the timid shrinking girl was ever read\ for her 
duties, was much loved by her class and commanded the 
respect of her teachers. She married Mr. S. Hutchinson, 
and was a mother to his children. Lizzie Devore, a hard 
v.'orker and good student was married in early life to Mr. 
Purson. Their goods were packed to go as inissionaries 
to a foreign countr\'. Disease fastened its hold upon him 
and in less than six weeks after marriage she v\as a 
widow. In later years she married Mr. Dunbrack. and a 
few years since passed to her home beyond after a long 
and painful illness, leaving two daughters. Eliza Gill- 
ham, brimming full of fun and ever the friend of all, was 
married to S. Gillham and died in early womanhood. 
Margaret Morrison-Turley was married to Thoinas Turley 
in 18S4, having been left a widow for many years; has 
three daughters, all graduated from the dear old 1. F. C, 
and one son. Sophia Rucker married Mr. Madison Fr\ . 
1 know little of her life or family since her marriage. 
Maria Warren Turne\'. now living in Springfield, a v\idow 
of many years. She has led a strictly domestic life, 
caring for her loved ones; has two daughters, a bright 
and loving son having passed out of this lite in early 
manhood. This class should have been graduated in 
July of 1851, but as our new building by this time was 
being erected our president prevailed upon us to return 
the last ten w^^eks of the fir-=t term in 18^2. We did so 



taking up one or two studies, writing our essays and 
having our commencement exercises in February, tlius 
mailing two classes to be graduated in 18^2. 

Great changes and rapid strides in improvement have 
taken place in the last half century, for the dim light of 
the tallow dip that this class pored over hard lessons by 
we now have the bright light of gas and electricity. Tiie 
first railroad with its diminutive cars and John Bull engine 
is now supplanted by fine locomotives and palace cars 
speeding in every direction on our prairies; we congratu- 
late our sister college girls in the great advantages of the 
age. Then it was not thought wise for a girl to enter into 
any avocation in life save as a teacher. Now she stands 
side by side with her brother. What shall our eyes be- 
hold in the twentieth century ? Our 1. F. C. is to be no 
longer designated by the timid female, but the women of 
the twentieth century Illinois Woman's College. 

We hail the movement now on foot for a thank offer- 
ing that shall make us equal with our sister colleges of 
other states. 

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MRS. .^LiCE Mcelroy Griffith, '52. 

"No pyramids set off it's memories 

But the eternal substance of its greatness.'' 

18M-I899! Alm.ost one-half a century! At thy recall 
many and varied memories come like a rushing torrent 
dashing and splashing recollections of early college davs 
in pellmell confusion, somewhat as the ocean tide throws 
out on shore the tangled threads, broken ropes and bleeding 
knots of algae, then falls back to lose itself in the ocean 
waters of the past. 

Though the manner of their coming was somewhat 
avalanchy and pellmellish, these memories by sheer force 
of age rise out of the debris and actualK' take form on 
canvas where I see and know them as they hang in the 
consecrated hall -there to stay. Some are draw n with a 
strong bold master stroke in enduring shades, some are 
done in delicately tinted water color, reflecting incidents 
in the pure lives and sensitive natures among the girls of 
this new college. Many are mediocre efforts that clearix' 
represent the plodding practical everyday student life in 
almost all schools. No modern photos, no kodaks— their 
day had not yet dawned. 

These pictures each tell a stor\'. They each represent 
human life--girl life of the long ago. 

Col. James A. Barret. m\- foster-father, came to 
Missouri for me in a beach wagon, Januarx' 10, 18=;i. We 
crossed the Mississippi river on ice and arrived at Naples 
about 4 o'clock of the same day to learn that we could 
reach Springfield that night bv railroad, so we drove to 
the shed-like depot where busy men unharnessed the 
horses, and soon wagon, horses and passengers were 
aboard the cars. In the meantime 1 had stood in awe- 
wrapt interest not far off from the first railroad engine 1 

ever saw — a seeming thing of life breathing volumes of 
smoke, crawling back and forth on uneasy feet, puffing, 
whistling, snorting in a most incomprehensible manner — 
'twas marvelous. I'm sure that "'Alice in Wonderland" 
never encountered anything more startling, weird, or 
terror-fraught than this new kind of coach. This was 
literally the pioneer railroad of the state. It was fifty-si,\ 
miles long on a roadbed of wooden stringers, running 
thirty-three miles In two hours and eight minutes, and 
made but three trips a week to meet the Illinois river 
boats from St. Louis and other points. 

After much conversation and correspondence it was 
decided that my cousin and 1 should enter the new 
school at Jacksonville. This choice was due in some 
measure to the Interest taken by Col. W. B. Warrt n, a 
cultured gentleman of the old school type. 

Our student life began auspiciously by securing 
board with one of the most delightful families in town. 
The new college building was not to be readv for occu- 
panc\ until the ne.xt \ear, so we were to work and asso- 
ciate as teachers and scholars in the East Charge Methodist 
church ministered to by J. L. Crane. Peter Cartwright and 
others. The new girls were received with Christian 
courtesv and kindness. There were manv 'pretfv girls in 
their freshness and bouyancx, yet none to ring very loud 
as belles. The first one to awaken curiosity was a viva- 
cious blonde, wearing white kid gloves (a little soiled) in 
the algebra class. It looked a little iuLOngruous and we 
were on the qui vive fo see the soft beautiful ba'by-like 
hands they covered, when lo! we saw they did not conceal 
beaut\-, but the chap of dish-washing, and learning that 
she did all the chamber work and part of the kitchen 
work at home, she was at once a favorite, all feeling a 
l\ind of kinship. 

The year closed as it began, quietly, the faculty 
deciding that our class should receive their degrees in the 
new building. During vacation two of us visited rela- 
tives on a farm at Island Grove, riding horseback, in the 
peach orchard, and in overhauling wardrobes for fall and 

The memorable class of 18^2 graduated In two sec- 
tions, the first section in Februar\" soon after the school 
had moved into the new building, the second section in 
June following. My paper has lo do especialK with the 
second section. 

Abolishionism was the question of the hour, slavery 
and anti-slavery were alike intolerant. Then as now. like 
the clergyman in Hall Caine's "Christian,'' there were 
people who talked of things about which they knew but 
little. Girls with northern and southern proclivities and 
biased by different religious tenets could but imbibe the 
infectious spirit of the times, so man\a tilt was exchanged. 
No lives were lost in these encounters, but a self-mastery 
was secured that strengthens and ennobles character. 

This earl\ class was a cosmopolitan one, untram- 



meled by aristocracy of wealth, posiiion or power of sec- 
tionalism. Tkey were mostly from pioneer families of 
the northwest who knew something of privation and 
privilege as well. Misses Winn, Harrison, Gillham. Nay- 
lor and Finley were from Illinois, Misses Kerr and Mc- 
Elroy from Missouri. 

In this class there was but one intellectual prodigy— a 
mind that could grasp almost any subject and hold it till 
every action was mastered. In science, history, Latin, 
mathematics or composition she was equally at home, not 
only for herself but for any lazy or dull girl who needed 
help. She often wrote their compositions and solved 
their problems so that in recitation they appeared O. K.. 
and teachers were none the wiser. 

Gorilla Winn never needed to steal, borrow or beg a 
compliment for mental work, it came to her as the night- 
time dew to the unconscious plant — irresistibly. 

Notwithstanding the strong moral fortification that 
the college helped to build, school girls have ever need 
to pray, "Lead Us Not Into Temptation." (Girls, do \ou 
understand this expression? Did you ever wonder if any 
possible mistake could have been made in the translation?) 

Then, as now, all leisure time was full of fun and 
frolic. Sometimes in harmless deceptions, sometimes in 
risky tricks to carry a point and never be caught. 

Then, as now, the college bo\s were very attractive, 
chivalric and clever in courtesies of calls, rides, etc.. when 
the president permitted, and sometimes when he didn't. 
One of the tricks that almost always fooled Mr. Jaquess 
was tl;e cloak trick.' In those days gentlemen some 
times wore long, broadcloth cloaks. So when a social 
evening with college boys at a neighboring house was 
planned, one girl would don said cloak, join the bevv of 
girls walking up and down in front of the college after 
tea— a granted privilege, and as the shades of evening fell 
and good nights were exchanged three girls were under the 
cloak instead of one. This trio would soon find place in 
the friend's parlor where some young men from the college 
would accidentally call, and a good time would follow 
generally of music and conversation, the tricky girls to 
stay over night. 

These young men talked learnedly of their literary 
society of Latin sounding name, and of the splendid 
papers on live subjects they had at their meetings, which 
greatly interested us for we had talked up class society 
organization pro and con, but had taken no active steps in 
the matter. The fall term was now progressing and we 
decided that if the college on the hill made their society a 
success we could too. 

After some months work, an exhibition was planned 
for February 17. with the following program: 


o: the 





February 17, 1852. 


The general diflusion oj knowledge— 

An essay by Miss F. 'W. Shipley. 
Hail Columbia, varied— F. Beyer. 

Soliloquy of a blackboard— An essay by Miss S. Wyatt. 
Ingleside- Trio. 

Imaginings— An essay by Miss S. F. Naylor. 
Fantasia, "Low Back'd Car"— \V. V. Wallace. 
Louis Napoleon— An essay by Miss A. .\. McElroy. 
California Gold Hunters— song. 

Onward and Upward— .%.n essay by Miss J. A. Gillham. 
Good Night— song. 
It will be said of us, tliev were in a hurry— 

An essay by Miss M. E. Harrison. 
Scots W ha hae, varied— W. V. Wallace. 
The Soul— A poem by Miss C. W. Winn. 
Praise The Lord. 

A packed house, thunder, lightning and the heaviest 
down pour of rain greeted us at 8 p. m., but the people 
were kind enough to say the exhibition was a success. 
Fortunately for all concerned the college faculty com- 
manded the respect and confidence of the scholars, and no 
matter what ripples of dissension were lashed into threat- 
ening billows colored by envy, jealousy or rivalry, the 
giris as a body were always willing to leave it in the 
hands of our level-headed, Christ-like faculty. 

President Jaquess was the right man in the right 
place, was firm, but never severe, affable but always dig- 
nified, lenient, but never over indulgent. We loved him 
and now revere his memor\'. His little wife with pretty 
glossy black wavy hair, snapping eyes and conscious 
power, could tell a girl of her shortcomings in such choice 
language and quiet manner as to bar all offense. 

Mrs. Sheldon had a very attractive personelle and 
great adaptability, knew just how to encourage the 
earnest girl, as well as the best way to coach the stupid 
and to do it gracefully. 

Dear saint-like, MissOlin, awkward and homely, care- 
less in person and dress, yet among those teasing, trifling, 
tempting young classes, she was full of the Master's 
spirit — "Go and sin no more." If a girl found herself in 
some pitfall of unpleasantness, she was sure to go to 
Miss Olin with it, taking along a little simpering and 
whining, when Miss Olin would fold her in her motherlv 
arms, kiss her and say — "you won't be so naughtv again 
will you?" 

Mrs. Rapelje was much to the giris and the institu- 
tion, a model of graceful bearing and a successful artist in 
music and song. 

As the dav of davs in school life drew near, interest 


CoLLEOE Greetings. 

deepened in the final preparation. Essays were to be 
finislied, programs were to be formulated and as no per 
cent, grades were l<ept, Mrs. Slieldon tool< the class into a 
room and told each one to write on a piece of paper the 
name of the girl that she preferred for salutatorian and 
valedictorian. The vote was by no means a unit, yet by 
patching we formulated a program. 

Then our white summery gowns claimed some atten- 
tion, most all were of plain and dotted Swiss muslin 
trimmed with Valenciennes lace. The day was lovely- 
one of Tennyson's "rare days in June.'' The College 
never looked brighter and we were very happy as we 
responded to the following program: 




Julys, 1852. 



Music, Sentence— HandeL 

Essay, Tendency of the Age— Miss Alice A. McElroy. 

Music, Bow Down Thine Ear, O Lord— Israel in Egypt. 

Essay, Master Spirits— Miss Elizabeth Kerr. 

Music, Come to my Fairy Home— A. Lee. 

Essay, Music— Miss Sophie F. Naylor. 

Music, Indian Girls Burial— Bellini. 

Poem, Alma Mater— Miss Corilla W. Winn. 

Music, Ah, Don't Mingle— LaSomuamhula. 

Essay, We Can, Because we Think we Can- 
Miss Helen C. Finley. 

Music, Ah, Forever 1 Now Have Lost Thee— 11 Puritani. 

Essay, MoralandlntellectualCulture— Miss Julia A. Gillham. 

Music, The Hunter's Signal Horn— A. Lee. 

Valedictory- Miss M. Elizabeth Harrison. 

Music, Parting Song— Bellini. 

Degrees Conferred. 

Music, Farewell Duet— Von Weber. 


Printed at the Morgan Journal office, Jacksonville. 

The family with whom 1 lived were Episcopalians 
and 1 shared their church home as well as the earnest 
ministerv of W. T. Worthington. Years after i left school 
he visited me in my Missouri country home enroute to a 
settlement of Virginians who wanted liim to organize their 
church. Early Sunday morning he started on horse- 
back ever a rough hilly road to meet his appointment ten 
miles distant. With no robe, baptistry or organ he enter- 
ed the sacred desk in that country school house, read the 
church service and preached a sermon that laid tlie founda- 
tion of a godly, prosperous church to-day. 

Gentle reader, do you think class affiliation, student 
friendship and Alma Mater loyalty difler in the then and 
the now? If so, why? 

We are seven! We have always kept track of each 
other to the degree of knowing of marriages, births, 
deaths, etc. Alwa\s welcoming the mail that brings a 
message. We have a lasting love for the school, the 
girls, the pastor, tb.e old elm trees and beautiful streets. 

Even the name of the town reminding of the seventh 
president — "Old Hickory," and all that it means. 

It is authoritively announced that the dear old 
College with a silvery touch of over fifty years must now 
get ready her long robe for the ceremony of a third christ- 
ening. Doubtless she will do it gracefully, just as she 
has always met the emergencies that- progress "suggests. 
Illinois College for Women will be a compromise in 
length between the first and second names and may be 
more. In the then and the now, so far so good, 
"However the human may waver 
High over time and space there weaves 
Ever living the highest thought 
And though all things may circle in endless change. 
There remains in the movement a spiiit at rest," 

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The first year of our life in the college building was in 
1851 and '52 and was a delightful change from the incon- 
veniences of the class- rooms in the basement of the M. E. 
church which we had been occupying. The long wide 
halls, the pleasant chapel, the spacious grounds, the 
cheerful parlors and rooms, were all lovely to us; and 
their chief charm lay in the fact that they were ours to 
use — to fill with deeds of kindness, industry, faithfulness 
and loyaltv to hi^h principles which should become 
cherished memories in years to come. I was exceedingly 
fond of the teachers. They stood for the nobility and 
worth of the world to me. In my whole school course not 
one unpleasant word or indeed, thought, that I was con- 
scious of passed between us. President Jaquess, always 
gentle, won us by his genial wit and kindness. Mrs. 
Jaquess, true as steel to all she held right, was an admir- 
able instructor, and her guidance in mental and moral 
philosophy has been a source of strength in forming cor- 
rect judgments through life. Aliss Snow, fresh from an 
eastern college, full of poetiy and of bright impulses had 
an immense influence over us. Her good nature may be 
judged by the fact that she \ielded to my desire to take 
drawing lessons, and when no other hour could be arranged 
rose at half past four in the morning to give me a lesson 
at five. Mrs. Sheldon's room- was a sort of gathering 
place for both teachers and the senior class. It was a 
source of a good deal of curiosity that we were shut out of 
certain meetings in the fall of '51, which took place three 
or four times a week. We learned long afterwards that 
the teachers were reading Uncle Tom's Cabin, then ap- 
pearing in an eastern paper, and the reading of which, if it 
were known, would have subjected them to severe ciiticism 
and possibly to loss of position. Dear Miss Olin was the 
mother to us all, as she was to the soldier boys through 
the war, when she devoted herself to the service of her 
counii->' and served as matron in a hospital. Mrs. Rapelje 



(now Mrs. Morrison,) charmed us by her grace and won 
us by her patience in training our memorable "quartette" 
which "did" the music for our entertainments. But our 
rooms were of course the centres of interest. They would 
seem cheerless now to girls accustomed to the luxuries of 
modern school life, i Bare floors and dead white walls 
unrelieved even by a colored advertisement; a pine table, 
flanked by two wooden chairs, a bit of a looking glass 
over one corner of the table where the wash bowl and 
pitcher stood, a sheet iron stove wherein we made and 
kept up our own fires from a wood box filled daily by 
"Willium." A strip of wood at the head of the slender 
bed served as a wardrobe by means of plenty of nails 
driven by ourselves, A tin candlestick completed the 
picture of a roomMnto which were daily crowded as much 
earnest work, high hopes, miithfulness and downright 
enjoyment as ever went into an equal space. The un- 
curtained window looked out on a fair landscape and gave 
us opportunity to quote poetry to the gleaming stars or 
the glowing sunsets, or to number and list the serenaders 
who entranced us with melodies under the midnightskies. 
A beautiful home with hosts of cultured friends has been 
my lot in life. 1 have travelled in many lands and 
received inspiration from their art treasures and historic 
associations, but no greater happiness has visited my 
heart than in that poor little room. It was a sort of 
rendezvous for the girls at "recreation hour" from nine to 
half past in the evening. There songs were sung, the 
pure clear tones of my beloved room-mate, Lizzie Kerr, 
(afterwards Mrs. Martin), rising above all others. There 
sermons were preached with a chair for a pulpit, repro- 
ducing the dialect of "Bruddah Johnsing" or the nasal 
sing-song of the brother fro.Ti the rural "deestricts," 
There plans were concocted for amusement, one of which 
ended so seriously as to considerably impair our con- 
fidence in our own good judgment thereafter. It was near 
Ih? close of the hour when we suddenly concluded to have 
a "menagerie." Lizzie and 1 were the "showmen." 
We hastily formed the girls in line and naming some 
animal told them to imitate it as we started the procession 
down the long hall. Away we went! dogs barking, cats 
mewing, roosters crowing, hens cackling, donkeys brav- 
ing &c.. &c., while tiie ."showmen." in' loud tones 
sounded the praisjs of their "wild animals." The first 
round went off famously, but as we rounded the second 
and were preparing to close in a grand finale, a few of the 
girls suddenly began to serenade a new teacher lately 
from the "Academy" who was very formal and precise in 
her ways and who had therefore laid herself liable to their 
criticisms. It was in vain that the "showmen" pleaded 
with them to desist. Practice had made perfect and "the 
mirth and fun grew fast and furious." One would have 
thought who heard it, from the same unjanny cause. The 
more horrified we were, the more the girls enjoyed it, 
until like leaders of mobs in other cases finding ourselves 

powerless we incontinently fled to our rooms and hid our 
heads in the bed clothes to keep out the hideous noises. 
An ominous stillness soon came. Then we were imper- 
atively summoned to the chapel "to meet the faculty." 
That was a memorable meeting; President Jaquess was 
absent, but Mrs. Jaquess, stern and majestic, more than 
filled his place. The incorrigibles, now that they had 
"cast the die" seemed possessed and ate peanuts and 
threw the shells with perfect abandonment. The most of 
the girls were filled with contrition and dismay and 
pleaded perfect innocence of any intentional discourtesy. 
Three were expelled, two suspended, and the remainder 
given until 8 o'clock the next morning to humbly apolo- 
gise to the insulted teacher on pain of dismissal. By 6 ] 
o'clock 1 was at her door as usual, for 1 went every morn- 
ing to read Humboldt's Cosmos to her while she dressed, 
but she was deaf to all my appeals for entrance and 
twenty of us waited tremblingly until ten minutes of eight 
before she would receive our apology. There were no 
more menageries or showmen that year! Long live our 1. 
F. C. May its glories increase and never be dimmed by 
its alumnffi. We have only one regret connected with it, 
and tliat is the "F" in its name. In this advanced day it 
ought to be a "W." 

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Nearly a half century has passed since the class '55, 
which 1 have the honor to represent, entered the Illinois 
Female College. It was in the autumn of 1851 that we 
met for the first time. From different parts of the state we 
came, delighted to find a school in our own state built up 
for girls. We hailed with pride the title of "Female Col- 
lege;" but we would now gladly pray trustees and legist 
lators to change the name to "Woman's College." At 
that date only the main building had been erected, but it 
seemed immense to our young eyes. The rooms were 
small, plainly furnished, but satisfactory. The chapel 
had Venetian blinds, which to us were substitutes for 
pictures, and all the furnishing that was needed to make 
our place of worship a delight. When the dear, beautiful 
Mrs. Jaquess conducted the chapel services we were 
always sure not only to he led upward in our thought of 
worship, but to receive some practical suggestion concern- 
ing our earthly life. 1 think every member of the Class 
will echo the prayer: "God bless the memory of Mrs. 
Jaquess." What an influence she exerted upon us! 1 
think we tried to walk as she did; to get the same o.uiet 
pose of head and hands. In time this was all overcome, 
but the personality of that pure woman still lingers with 
us. We gave all our teachers reverence. President 
Jaquess was a magnetic man, full of sympathy, a friend 
and counsellor; a teacher in whose classes we were always 
glad to be. Miss Oiin, the teacher in mathematics, led us 
carefully through Davies' Algebra and into Loomis' Higher 
(Continued on page 9. | 



Published Monthly in the interest oi Illinois Woman's 
College during the College Year. 
DELLA DIMMITT, '86, Editor. 

LORA A. HENION, '30, ) 

College Editors. 



Alumnae, Faculty and Students are invited to contribute 
articles, personals and items. 

All communications should be addressed to 




AN EN'GLISH.v\,aN with the antiquarian instinct lias 
written a very curious book about the sign-boards ot tiie 
old English inns. It furilishes a commentary on the times 
that is quite as plain as the old sign-boards themselves, as 
they used to swing out before the gaze of the generations, 
that have long since closed their eyes and shut their ears 
to invitations to come in, "eat. drink and be iiierrx." 
Those must have been convivial times, and the writer of the 
book goes on to deplore the degeneracv of our day when 
an Englishman's capacity for consuming roast beef has 
shrunk to such proportions that it can now be filled by a 
joint when it used to require a whole beef painted on a 
sign-board ten feet square to measure up to the amount 
his great-great grandfather was guaged for. There are 
other signs equally curious and equally sure indexes of 
the times. Among them was that of "The Good (or 
Silent) Woman'' who used to invite the traveller to repose 
and refreshinent within a certain wax side inn. She was a 
ver\' trim figure in a smart white apron tied over a neat black 
gown that just disclosed her well shod feet. They wt- re 
willing feet that looked as if they had both speed and 
endurance, and her hands were strong and capable, a very 
correct woman, but— she had no head. We are left to 
suppose that was the nation's ideal of "the good woman,'' 
and we must allow that she would be a restful sort of a 
creature. There is no date given for the erection of this 
tavern. It may have been in tlie days of Good Queen 
Bess, who assuredly had a head of her own, and about 
the time she seized those treasureships of Philip of Spain 
and, after she had appropriated all the money to her own 
use, undertook to soothe her irate brother-in-law by telling 
him she v\as only taking care of his money for him; or it 
might have been in those anxious days after she had 
signed the death-w arrant of the Queen of Scots and to 
appease the public anger as well as to see that justice was 
.done commanded the ministers who had carried out her 
order to be beheaded, it was a dreadful thing for those 
ministers to be headless. No doubt they thought -be- 
fore thev lost their lieads— that it would be full\- as well 

than trebled those wishing it to remain as originally 
named. Some were very emphatic in making known 
to have as queen a woman who did not have a head of 
her own. and the nation mav have sympathized in their 
views. It is said even Milton thought the size of a woman's 
head should be limited. If he had not thought so, why 
would he have refused to allow his daughters to study 
Latin, saving one tongue was enough for any woman? 
How Milton would have admired a woman like unto the 
sign of "The Good (or Silent) Woman," because she 
would have had no tongue whatever. But as time went 
on, public opinion changed, by degrees, on the subject. 
The new world may have taken a little wider departure 
when girls were first allowed to enter that historic high 
school under limitation, of course, which were deemed 
necessary because of the small capacity of the se.x for 
imbibing sol id mental food— the sign-boards were altering — 
you see. What a commentary of the times it was when the 
first meeting of the ministers of our conference took place 
for the better education of the daughters of Illinois! The 
result of their deliberations was an institution known as the 
Illinois Conference Female Academy chartered in 1847. 
Perhaps they did not intend it so. those grave and re\er- 
end fathers of the church, but is there not a hint of some 
limitation in the mental capacity of those same daughters 
in the strict wording of the name of their institution.'' At 
anv rate, it appears like a broadening of the borders 
when in ISSl the name was changed to the Illinois Con- 
ference Female College. There still remained the limit- 
ation as to the territory from which the school was to 
draw it's support, and perceiving tliat w ith greater force 
as the country grew more populous, ihe name was again 
changed in 1863 to Illinois Female College. But that, in 
time, came to be unsatisfactory, the "female'' was a thorn 
in the flesh, it has seemed like the implication of a certain 
limitation. To be sure it is centuries in advance of the 
sign of "The Good Woman,'' but still it was not wide 
enough to suit the taste of "The Unquiet Sex," and so in 
the last meeting of the board of trustees a third change 
was made — is it to be the last? The old sign board has 
been taken down. We are now the Illinois Woman's 
College. We. as alumnjr. are proud of it, and owe the 
trustees a vote of thanks. What's in a name! Win, 
there's more "than we have dreamed of in our philosophy." 

From Mrs. Ella KeplingerSmith, '76, the correspond- 
ing secretary of thealumns isthe following concerning the 
vote: "Thinking perhaps the non-resident alumnte, at 
least, would be interested in the result of the recent in- 
quiry sent out bv the Alumnte Association, we give the 
following items: While all did not express their opinion 
bv returning the blanks filled, yet it brought a response 
from a greater number of the alumniE than has any other 
appeal, thus showing increased interest in our Alma Mater. 
Those wishing the name of the college changed, more 


their wishes. Those in the affirmative adding in foot 
notes such expressions as "by all means," ''yes indeed." 
and "1 never litced it." While the negatives abounded in 
"no indeed," and "we should lose our identity." "the 
name of I. F. C. was always dear to me." The following 
extracts show the views of the "yeas and nays." The 
first from a member of '6-I-. "One would naturally desire 
the name of the institution on one's diploma to live." 
The other from '71, "I never liked the name of Illinois 
Female College. It savors too much of coarseness, 
making all the female creation on a level, when woman, 
the highest of her sex, should be designated by a term, 
which does not include all the animal kingdom." And 
so the decree has gone forth from alumnae and trustees 
that the name no longer be I. F. C, but I. W. C, and 
like obedient children of an honored motlier. v,e will ail 
acquiesce whatever ha\e been our views, knowing that 
she was old enough to change her name, and reaiixing it 
would be inconsistent in us to seek to prevent in her, 
what so many of us have been guilty of doing ourselves. 
Our treasurer was iTjade happy by receiving dues from quite 
a number, and she hopes the half dollars will continue to 
arrive while the vote for trustees can be sent in until our 
annual meeting in June. 


Suggested names: Illinois College for Women; 
Women's College of Illinois; Willard's College of Illinois. 

The object in asking for the addresses, was to assist 
Dr. Marker in making up the next catalogues. 

Some blanks were received too late to count on 
change of name and gave unmistakable evidence of 
having been carried in "Husband's pocket." 

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Contributions to the College. 

The motto of this department fhould be: "A con- 
tribution, no matter how small, from eveiy friend of the 
College each year." 

The board of trustees has unanimously decided tliat 
an effort must be made in connection with the Twentieth 
Century Thank Offering to raise o/if Jtundred i/ioiisand 
dollars for additional buildings and improvements. 

Let every friend of the college respond. 

The following subscriptions have been received since 
the last report: 


H. G. Whitlock $10.00 

S. R. Capps 5.00 

We have also received from the Methodist Book Con- 
cern at Cincinnati a gift of one hundred and fifty volumes 
for our library. The books are well adapted to our 
purposes and make a very valuable addition. 

iVlay we not expect that before commencement manv 
more of our friends will send in a contribution. 'I'lie Col- 
lege needs your gifts? You cannot give money to any 
cause where it will do more good than here. Think about 
the College. Pra\' for the College. Give to the College. 


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Surprise Party. 

On Monday, April 10, the primary department gave a 
surprise party in honor of the teacher, Miss Patterson. 
Upon entering the schoolroom she was greeted by a 
chorus[of sweet voices calling — "Surprise, Miss Patterson!" 
and was at once escorted to the seat of honor bv "John 
Mathers, Gentleman," while the other guests of the occa- 
sion were similarly attended by John Kolp and Louis 
Marker. The room was heautifulK' decorated with potted 
plants and cut flowers and the latter were afterwards pre- 
sented to Miss Patterson. 

k dainty luncheon, which showed skillful preparation 
b\' the mammas of the little ones was served by Misses 
Louise Osborne, Luciie Andrews and Delilah Manks. 


Potato Chips. Ham Sandwielies, Salmon Salad. Pickles. 

White Cake. Lady Fingers. Chocolate Cake. Maearoon.s. 

Orange Cream. Lemonade. Assorted Nuts. 

After doing full justice to this ample repast an en- 
joyable hour was spent on the campus playing games, and 
if one may judge from the hearty laughter which came 
from the play grounds the games were found to be as 
entertaining as the luncheon had been. 

The little festivity was a decided success in everv 
particular and the honored guest was heard to remark 
that it was the most thoroughly agreeable surprise party 
she had ever attended. 

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Senior Reception. 

I he senior class on Saturday evening, April Sth, en- 
tertained in honor of the juniors. 

The rooms were prettily decorated in the class colors, 
lavender, purple and white, and these with the pretty 
gowns of the young ladies made a bright picture. Games 
were played and the luckv prophecies of a gipsy fortune 
teller added to the pleasure of the evening. The refresh- 
ments were very dainty, the colors being evidenced even 
here, while the young. ladies who served were Misses 
Wildi, Short, Hilsabeck, Thompson', Phiilippi and Loose. 
Misses Moore, Ragan, Tarbox and Henion presided at the 
frappe bowl. Those in the receiving line were Miss Gil- 
christ, the lady principal; Miss Trout, junior class officer; 
Miss Graff, senior class officer, and Misses Kinne and 
Henion, presidents of the junior and senior classes respect- 
ivel\-. It might be well to add that in telling the fortunes. 


COLLEOE Greetings. 

the gypsy gave her customers trinkets suggestive of their 
future vocations, and it seemed strangely incongruous to 
find a noted violinist with a little tin horn, a future doctor 
or minister with a tin spoon suggestive of housekeeping 
or a promising youth with a diminutive barber pole. 
It is needless to say that all enjoyed themselves, and the 
seniors are to be congratulated on another successful 

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The Societies. 


The society have been doing very good work for the 
past two months. The tourists programs which have 
been carried out have been very successful, and excellent 
papers on Russian and Norwegian affairs have been given. 

The Belles Lettres entertainment given April 3 was 
a complete success. The program consisted of mandolin 
club numbers, piano solos, and recitations; and a very 
laughable comiedetta, "Six to One." These numbers all 
showed the ability of the society girls, and as the enter- 
tainment was also a financial success, the society is to be 

PHI \u. 

The society is at present in a very flourishing con- 
dition as is shown by the interest in the meetings and the 
excellent programs rendered. 

One of the features of the program this term has been 
that of having each member respond to roll call by a quo- 
tation from some standard author designated for each 

The debates have been especially spirited and inter- 
esting, and as the subjects which have been chosen have 
been upon current topics, the debaters have paid espe- 
cial attention to the preparation of their subjects. 

Mrs. Ella Yates Orr, of the class of '67, a former mem- 
ber of Phi Nu, while in the city for the purpose of attending 
the meeting of the board of trustees held at the College 
March 28th was a guest at the meeting of the society and 
gave a delightful and inspiring talk to the present mem- 

The following additions in membership have latelv 
been made: Miss Nellie Poe, Mjss Bertha Thorpe and 
Miss Elizabeth Mathers. 

Arrangements are being made for the open meeting to 
be given Monday evening May 1st, and a very interesting 
program is being prepared. 

The entertainment given by the society assisted by 
the Illinois College Glee Club on Monday, March 17th 
was a decided success. 


1. Hunter's Chorus from "Der Freischutz" Weber 

2. "The Revolt of Mother," Mary E. WUkins 


3. Message of Love Charles Gounod 


4. Ching-a-Ling 

5. The Rural Theft Boynton 


6. Tenor solo— "A Free Lance ami,".. Campana 


7. Aufschwung Schumann 


8. My Love's a Turtle Dove 

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College Notes. 

Miss Cloa Smith spent a week at home. 

Miss Nelle Robertson visited Miss Rae Lewis. 

Miss Leila Short spent several days in St. Louis. 

Mabel Hill's father spent Easter Sunday with her. 

Miss Williams, of East LaVegas, N. M., has entered 

Mrs. D. H. Lollis, of Meredosia, was a guest of Mrs. 

Miss Ma\' Kendall is spending a week at her home 
in Newton. 

Miss Fannie Davenport spent Sunday with her father 
in Decatur. 

Miss Nellie Reece visited with her father in Decatur 
Sunday, April 9th. 

Miss Clara Mae Kenyon, '98, of Athens, Illinois, re- 
entered school April 13th. 

Miss Nettie Hbnter, of Paris, spent April 9th with her 
niece. Miss Florence Hunter. 

T. W. Sweeney, of Rushville, visited his sister. Miss 
Susan Sweeney, over Sunday. 

Dr. Harker gave the commencement address at the 
ScottviUe graduation exercises. 

Miss Mabel Farmer has been in St. Louis several 
days this month under the care of an oculist. 

Misses Frances and Elizabeth Blackburn are having 
several days at their home taking their senior vacation. 

Miss Blanche Williams, accoinpanled by Miss Cole, 
visited several days at Miss Williams' home in Pittsfield. 

Miss Cole gave a recital in Pittsfield assisted bv Miss 
Blanche Williams, '99. which was very much enjoyed by 

It is rumored that the sophomore class ha\e held a 
meeting during the month at wlwch many plans for enter- 
tainment and profit were discussed. 

Two of our teachers. Misses Line and Austin, have 
been so ill during the month as to be compelled to re- 
linquish part of their classes for the time being. 

Misses Anna Ewert and Lura Chaffee were made 
happy by a visit from their Shelbyville people. Miss 
Ewart's mother and Miss Chaffee's sister visiting them. 

The seniors have offered a prize for the best college 
song written by the students. This is a laudable effort, 
and we think there is enough talent in the school to 
warrant lively competition for the prize. It is hoped that 
many will compete. 


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Algebra; this class I think we cannot forget. We went on 
into geometry, plain and spherical trigonometry, and 
then we took up Olmstead's Unabridged Philosophy, get- 
ting the statement and solution of every problem in that 
book. Perhaps this is referred to not only with the in- 
tention of paying our teachers a compliment, but at the 
same time to make a little boast over this feat, which may 
now be pardoned after these many years, since it was 
whispered around the class that the boys in the Illinois 
College had failed to do what we had done in Olmstead's 
Philosophy-. If there is a living graduate of Illinois Col- 
lege who will dispute this point we will be glad to be 
corrected. It will not matter seriously to us now for we 
have worn our supposed laurels over forty years. Mrs. 
Sheldon, whom we ail appreciated as a teacher, did not 
remain with us more than one or two years. Mrs. Grant, 
the teacher in the preparatory department, was a friend to 
us all, and to her we always went when we got into any 
school-girl scrapes, such as an occasional visit to the 
steward's larder. Professor Spaulding wasa man of great 
erudition; a faithful teacher, and a man of marked Chris- 
tian character. Professor Barwick was of most genial and 
happy temperament, and a good teacher. Mrs. Rapelje, 
now Mrs. Judge Morrison, of Jacksonville, taught music; 
it wa^ a great privilege to know her; she could not fail to 
leave her impress upon susceptible school-girl minds. 
Miss Snow, the teacher of drawing, was not so generally 
known; the importance of cultivating the hand was not 
■ understood at that time as it now is. But those who 
knew Miss Snow were fortunate, for ty her their lives 
have been blessed. 

All honor to these teachers ! They helped us to un- 
derstand what was in our text books; they gave us good 
wholesome examples; their inP.uence was uplifting, and 
their memory' is sacred. 

In our course of study we had no literature as such. 
In Newman's Rhetoric there were some suggestions which 
led us to read certain books; but the rich mine of the 
world's best thought was never touched. We were not 
made to feel that our school days were the days that were 
to prepare us for right living in this world. Indeed when 
school-days were done so severe was the wrench from 
College to home life and social duties that there was a 
feeling, with some of us at least, that life with all its best 
and most desirable things was past. There was little now 
to live for. Friendships had become so strong, the routine 
of school life so sweet, that every other thing seemed irk- 
some. Where was the mistake? In teacher, or in taught? 
However, after the first shock of sadness and disappoint- 
ment at being obliged to take up the normal duties of life 
was passed, I doubt not the preparation that had been 
made by College life. College opportunities, and College 
associations, did in a large measure fit each one of us to do 
better work in our day. 

■| here was a committee of three known as "President 
Jaquess' praving committee" by way of pleasantry and 
derision; of these, two have passed from an earthly life of 
prayer to an heavently one of praise. The other has always 
had reason to be thankful for the preparation then received 
for the work of her life. 

The class of '55 was up to that time the largest that 
had ever graduated from this College, numbering twenty- 
one. There were many types of girlhood; the city girl, 
with her accomplished and pretty ways; the country girl 
who with open-eyed wonder was learning to adjust her- 
self to life among others. We had a poet; a few fine 
classical scholars; but a majority of the class took only the 
English couree. Many were so bound up by the prejudices 
of traditional theology that when we learned that geology 
taught that the six days of creation might mean ages upon 
ages, rather than six twenty-four hour days, great was the 
consternation. One girl sat upon her trunk declaring she 
must and would go home if the foundations of belief in the 
Bible were to be thus shaken, thinking it was better to te 
ignorant than to lose faith in "the way the world was 
macle." After much talking, and sc-veral meetings to con- 
sider the subject, all was quieted dow n, and the school 
life went on. We were in the same sad "pickie" that 
many well-meaning people are in the present day over the 
work of the higher critics, so-called. Verily the world 
moves ! We came through our College life not only w ith 
an enlarged horizon, but w ith a stronger faith in God. 

One other cause of disturbance occurred that is now 
recalled. The coming into existence of the "Phi Nu 
Socitty.'' We were the "Belles Lettres." We were the 
people and we had no useforour little sister. It caused great 
indignation in the camp. If there were any in our class, or 
even in the school who did not want to join the society 
alreadv in existence they had that privilege; but to organize 
another, and that too bearing the name of Greek letters, 
was to use a piece of great impertinence. The newsociety 
lived and flourished notwithstanding our protest, and had 
for its leaders some of the brightest girls. I am not sure 
tliat we as a class were ever very hospitable to the new 
comer. But it was one of our blessed educational in- 
fluences, although we knew it not. These were not the 
da\s of altruism; we had not learned the great lesson that 
the nineteenth century was teaching. — "One of many, and 
not separate from any." 

For those of us who roomed in the building there was 
little of outside life. We were once or twice invited to 
take tea at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Milturn, the honored 
parents of the distinguished blind preacher. Other than 
this we had no social life outside the College walls. We 
went to church, and in the evening were always accom- 
panied by a teacher which we thought a privilege and 

I am oppressed with a sense of inability to do justice 
to my revered class-mates in attempting to give any idea 
of our College life. But allow me to close this effort to do 
so, with heart-felt greetings to all those who are now living 
on eaith who stood with me on our College platform, 
June 28, 1855, to sing "cur parting song'' and savour 
tearful good-byes. 1 rememter it, as doubtless do all. as 
a day of sadness. Added to our pain in parting was the 
fact that Dr. and Mrs. Jaquess had resigned. Their rela- 
tion with the College ceased that day. For this reason 
the occf.s'on was one of unusual moment in the history of 
the school. While we lacked much of the academic, class 
and "fraternity" enthusiasm so prevalent in these days 
we were yet saved from their perils. But we cherish the 
memory' of our beloved Alma IMatcr as she stood then upon 
the threshhold of our young womanhood: and as she still 
stands "the guardian of our nobler selves." 


College Greetings. 

Memorial Concert. 

The Wallace P. Day Memorial Concert given Thurs- 
day evening, March 30th, was in every way a success. 

It was fitting that this concert should be given by the 
directors of departments in each of the music schools of 
Jacksonville; Prof. Davis, director of the Conservaton,-, 
and Miss Taliaferro, director of the vocal department, and 
likewise of the College, Mr. Franklin L. Stead, who has 
succeeded Mr. Day as director, and Miss Kreider, vocal 

The weather was inclement and street car service 
almost suspended, but notwithstanding, an enthusiastic 
audience gave hearty greeting to the performers and 
clearly testified to the merits of thefollowing exceptionally 
fine program: 

Organ solo— Sonata in F minor Mendelssohn 

Allegro moderato, Adagio, Andante Recit, Allegro vivace. 


Brindisi— "II segreto" (Lucrezia Borgia), Donizetti 


Piano Solo— Faust Waltz, Gounod-Liszt 


Songs— a "I Love You Dear," Wallace P. Day. 

b -A May Morning Luigi Denza 


Organ solo— a Berceuse in D ma.ior-.. Spinney 

b Spring song Mendelssohn-Eddy 

c .An Autumn Sketch Brewer 


Air— "Oh Had I Jubal's Lyre!" (Joshua) Handel 


Piano solo— a Serenade ("Hark! Hark! the 

Lark" Schubert-Liszt 

b .At Evening Schytte 

c Return from the Maypole .... Bond-.\ndrews 


Song— The Resurrection .Shelley 


Organ Solo— Grand Choeur in D major Guilmant 


This evening marked Mr. Stead's first appear.ince as 
organist, and it is not too much to say that the antic- 
ipations of all as to his musicianly qualities were fully 
realized as the several organ selections in turn revealed 
the fine temperament and intelligent handling of an artist. 
The Mendelssohn .sonata in F minor was especiallv en- 
joyable and was alone sufficient to have given Mr. Stead 
a place in the highest esteem of all who looked ior a 
musician of unusual attainments. His playing was in 
every respect intelligible and his remarkably fine effects 
in registration e.xcited ready comment from the organists 
present. The grand clima.x of the sonata, the Allegro 
Vivace, was truly inspiring and the tone coloring beau- 
tiful. A group of tuneful and gracefully rendered smaller 
pieces was Mr. Stead's next number following Miss 
Kreider's songs, "1 Love You Dear," (W. P. Day), and 
"A May Morning," (Denza). 

Miss Kreider never sang with better effect, and the 

song by Mr. Day was especially fine. Its merits grow 
upon one with each hearing and its reception upon this 
occasion was complete. 

Mr. Davis' piano numbers were full of beautv and 
brilliancy and Miss Taliaferro's singing delighted all who 
listened to her. 

Miss Kreider's choice of "Tlie Resurrection, (Shelley) 
was touchingly appropriate not alone in view of the near 
approach of Easter, but it came with a peculiar ray of 
comfort to Mr. Day's friends whose sadness at his loss is 
cheered only by the joyful truths declared anew in its lines. 

The accompanimerit of piano and violin gave rich 
coloring and support to Miss Kreider's fine voice. 

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Dr. Bigsbee's Lecture. 

Dr. Bigsbee, of Detroit, visited chapel one day this 
month, and gave us such an interesting five minute talk 
on Rugby School, that by a unanimous vote it was de- 
cided to have him give a lecture on Dr. Arnold, the head- 
master of Rugby. He described 'vVincheite, the school 
where Arnold was educated. The picture was so vivid 
that we went wkh him through High street and into 
the beautiful cathedral, through the play ground with its 
old Roman wall and the interesting iron gate hung with 
horseshoes, and thus to the headmaster's house. Even 
here we were confronted by historv', as the dents in the 
oaken doors made by battle axes of -the wars of the Roses 
and the old monk's garden, proved. We could picture to 
ourselves the low rambling house v\ith thick walls, gables, 
thatched roofs, low windows with diamond panes, and 
the masses of fragrant climbing roses and eglantine. 
The study of the old master was interesting, with its 
scarlet bound books, and the shields with various inscrip- 
tions. We then saw the boys' dining room, heard the 
sweet \oices chanting the Te Deum, and then watched 
the more prosaic part of the carving of the huge joint. 
We were rapidly transported from this school where 
Arnold was taught, to the one made famous by his teach- 
ing. Rugby. The story of the manner in which he was 
made master was very interesting, as was also the revolu- 
tion he wrought in the matter of discipline in the school. 
The doctrine that he preached was "Be Earnest," and he 
relied on the boys' honor, and they did not fail him. Dr. 
Bigsbee's manner of telling us these things was so happy 
that he held the attention of all until the end; and then 
ail felt that they had been greatly benefited and enter- 
tained by this flying trip to the great schools of England. 

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At a certain college examination a few lines of Greek 
were given under sight reading. For answer a rather ob- 
tuse young woman wrote on her paper: "Professor. 1 
ha\'e never seen this before.'' 

College Greetings. 


Jacksonville, III., May, 1899. 

No. 9. 

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Class President. 

Tennyson, the great disciple of progress, cut into tlie 
tiles of the entrance hall at Farringford, th;se quaint 
Welsh words, '"Y 'Gwir yn Erbyny byd," "Truth against 
the world.'' This is the motto chosen by the class of "99 
to aid its members in reaching the goal for which they are 
striving; a goal to be attained only by th; continual work- 
ing out of this precept and by the gaining of true culture. 

This is Tenn\son's creed, the one idea that is 
the keynote of his most characteristic work, "The 
Princess." The ideal we wish to keep before us is 
the one written in letters of light across this poem, that the 
destiny of the race is so inextricably involved in the na- 
ture and influence of woman that revert nee for her will 
bring purity, nobility and strength, and will inspire man 
"To follow light and do the right.'' Our gradu- 
ation from school is but a step towards this end. 

We extend welcome to you who have helped to 
give us the desire for high ideals; to the fathers and 
mothers, who have instilled into our minds great truths, 
and brought us nearer to Ged and to Nature; to the trus- 
tees who have made this school a possibility and a success; 
to the president, who has been the pilot of our educational 
craft and has given us kindly advice and noble ideas, 
which will act as guides for our later lives. We welcome 
the faithful teachers who have taught us habits of study 
as well as other habits which help to form character. We 
gladiv greet our fellow students, for vve know their in- 
fluences have had a share in the forming of life plans. 

Archimedes said, "Give me a fulcrum on which to 
rest, and I will move the earth." If the noted Syracusan 
lived at the present time he would exclaim, "Ah, the lever 
I have sought for is the higher education of woman." It 
has indeed become an inportant factor in the world, and 
in order to make it a power for good, we wh.o enjoy the 
blessing and privilege of attaining this higher education, 

must be true to our higher instincts and seek to exemplify 
our motto constantly in word and deed. We must not be- 
come pedants or blue stockings, but cultured women, ap- 
proaching Tennyson's ideal of womanhood: — 

"Not learned save in gracious household ways; 
Not perfect, nay, but full of tender wants. 
No angel, but a dearer being all dipt 
In angel instincts, breathing paradise: 
Interpreter between the gods and men. ' ' 

And again, his ideal man is made ideal by the love of 
a good woman, whose work is, 

"Not only to keep down the base in man, 
But teach high thought and amiable words. 
And courtliness, and the desire of fame 
And love of truth, and all that makes a man." 

Again, we welcome all who take a kindly interest in 
our welfare and progress. In our attempt for even partial 
success in keeping unsullied this motto of rigorous truth, 
we shall need help. All the heroes and martyrs in politi- 
cal and ecclesiastical history have suffered for this same 
ideal, all the truths of religious life, all scientific investi- 
gations are the working out of this same principle. 

This battling against prejudices and accepted opinions 
requires an indomitable will and strength of character; no 
mere passivity will suffice. The world needs strong men 
and women in the sense of "sweetness and light," for 
"Not to the strong is the battle, not to the swift is the 
race, but to the true and the faithful, victory is promised 
through grace." 

We have chosen Tennyson's "Truth against the 
world.'' as the expression of our ideal of progress, and 
^ince our interpretation of progress is true culture, we must 
be familiar with the requirements of culture. Matthew 
Arnold defines culture as "an inward spiritual activity, 
having for its characters increased sweetness, increased 
life, increased sympathy." We see how comprehensive 
is the term "culture," and how we must broaden in every 
way to meet the reo.uirements of the definition; we must 
have sympathy for the distressed whoever they maybe; 
and increased charity, not only for those who are poor in 

COLLEGK Greetings. 

purse, but poor in opportunities and love: we must liave 
an Increased spiritual activit\' tliat will shine forth in 
"sweetness and lisjlit.'' 

Thus let all the daughters ot 1 W. C. keep before 
them the high standard of culture, tliat means progress In 
all lines, until they see promise of the motto, "Truth 
against the world." being expanded to meet the beauty of 
the coming dav, when we can say, "Truth and God with 
the world." 


Tltne— "Believe Me," Irish Melody. 

There's a spot that is dearer than all the wide -n-orld, 

Where sweet spirits in happiness'play, 
.A.nd 'tis thither our hearts in affection will rove 

When life's duties have called us away. 
There the sunshine is flitting in motion as light. 

As the ripples that dance o'er the seas. 
Sweetest song birds are evermore trilling their lays, 

In the boughs o£ majestic old trees. 

Fondest mem'ries will cling to the classic old walls. 

Where the nymphs in humility learn 
Of the knowledge of sages and prized ancient lore. 

Till each breast with ambition doth burn. 
Though the dwelling may crumble to earth and decay, 

Still its beauty will live in each heart. 
And we'll sing of its praise this glorious day 

Ere we from its kind shelter depart. 

No gay forest could gladden our hearts like the glen 

That a score of us leave this sad day. 
Not a flow'ret could bring us such joy as the flowers 

That are strewn in our merry pathway. 
Yet we bid this dear spot a bright happy farewell; 

Going forth not to murmur or pine, 
And in unity sweet let our voices repeat 

This last greeting li'om old ninety-nine. 



"The future I may face, 
NowT have proved the past. " 

Mi-i/ibers of the Class of'gg: 

Memorable indeed was the day when, five, long vears 
ago, we, the members of the class of nlnet\-nine, entered 
the College walls as insignificant little "Preps." With 
what awe and admiration we gazed upon the stately dig- 
nified Seniors. And how \\istfull\ we longed for the time 
when we, too, could bid adieu to the irksome drudger\' of 
school duties. For we liad not learned the meaning of 
the word "Farewell." "For In that word, that fatal word, 
howe'er we promise, hope, believe, there breathes de- 
spair." It was then Impossible for us to understand how 
the Seniors could e.xpress a feeling of sadness at departing 
from their Alma Mater. In the dim distance could be seen 
looming up the privileges and honors of worthy Senior- 
hood. How distinctly v\e remember longing for the year 
of '99; how long the time seemed then; how short as we 

look back upon it, now that the year marks 'W, when we 
must depart from our old College walls. 

And now mav we face the future because we have 
proved the past? The class of '99 excels most of its elder 
sisters in quantity, it excels them all in quality. The 
dignity, power and wisdom, characteristic of the class of 
'99. has never been equalled in former years. It has 
proved its college spirit by the interest It has shov^-n in all 
college enterprises. As an illustration of our aggressive 
spirit, witness the donning of the cap and gown. It is 
needless to say that the graceful, black robe and the mod- 
est cap, which now surmounts the dome of the Senior's 
head, is our distinctive mark. We boast further that we 
are the first class which has had the privilege of leaving 
the College under the dignified name of "w'omen.'' We 
deem it a great honor that we have experienced such a 
pleasant change of name. That our class is \vorth\' of 
praise may also be seen from our conduct in our relations 
with the under classes. The Juniors have had ourconstant 
care, advice and over-sight, and never have we demanded 
of them more than proper obeisance and deference. Our 
relations with one another have been almost universallv 
pleasant, witli but an occasional discord, which increases 
the effect of the harmony so characteristic of the class of '99. 

With Browning we may say "We own the past pro- 
fuse of power each side, perfection e\er\ turn," and ha\'e 
our hearts not beat together? "How good to live and 
learn?" We have philosop.hers in embryo; orators, who 
by their excellent presentation of selections from Rilev, 
Dickens and Shakespeare, reveal to us the fact that they 
are to grow to the skill of Demosthenes; musicians, who 
by their skillful interpretation of the masterpieces of Bee- 
thoven, Mozart or Mendelssohn, lead us to the edge of the 
infinite, and convince us b\' true, artistic talent, that thev 
will be fit subjects to vie with Orpheus; poets, who by 
their wonderful creations of blank-verse and poetic prose, 
at once impress us with the fact that they possess powers 
which in the years to come will grant them places of dis- 
tinction; literary geniuses, who by their daily recitations 
and chapel essays, have shown the college world that 
thev are capable of attaining prominent places irr literary 


With such qualities and talents we can bravelv face 

the future, remembering "The golden age is not beliiiui 
but /'i:/<'/vus." The vision of the past fades from view. 
For each one of us there have been days of gloom and 
discouragement, but these trials have better prepared us to 
face the trials of coming life. We have all been benefited 
by the associations of pleasant friendships. The ties of 
such friendships can never be broken; on the other 
hand cemented by time and change, their influence will 
in years to come exercise a silent, all-pervading power 
over our lives. 

Dear members of the class of '99. we have proved the 
past, the future is ours; nothing short of an int'inite mind 


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can determine what are the real possibilities of the life of 
each one. Even in our own souls the brightest hopes are 
in unframed language. ''Heard melodies are sweet, yet 
sweeter far, the silent strains which youthful fancy plays." 
Let us go forth then to "the last of life, for which the 
first was made," resolved to maintain characters worthy 
of admiration. And let us remember that 

"Our limes are in His Iiand 
Who saith 'A whole I planned,' 
Youth shows but half; trust God; 
See all, nor be afraid." 

If we dischartje all duties and obligations aright, we 
may be sure that "Be our duty high as angels tlight, if we 
fulfill it. a higher wiii arise, even from its ashes." 



For many months there seems to have been a cloud of 
gloom over-hanging the school. In vain the class of '99 
tried to find out the reason for so much unhappiness. But 
at last the Junior class president gave away the secret. 
The girls were sorrowing because commencement time 
was fast drawing nigh, and the favorite class ot "99 was 
soon to be seen no more in I. W. C. 

If Father Chronos might be persuaded to grant us 
more time, v\e would gladly stay longer with you and con- 
tinue to spread our influence about \ ou; but that cannot 

"be, so after we leave, \ou will take up our duties. May 
we give vou some advice in order that \ou may perform 

' these duties in the best manner possible.' The faculty re- 
quires precision and punctuality, especially in tilling out ex- 
cuse blanks. The Juniors, of.course, will assume, so far 
as possible, the dignity and responsibilities laid off with 
the Senior gown. Just after breakfast and the chapel 
talk, take the girls for a morning stroll. You ma\' resort 
to many devices to prevent monotony, and ever and anon 
tal<e the line past the Pacific Hotel, especially if there is" 
any great attraction in town, such as a hypnotist or other 
celebritv of equal interest. Do this and the girls v\ill be 
your firm friends ever alter, especially if you take ail the 
blame upon yourself. For the afternoon exercise, the 
most desirable walk is West College Avenue. Set a 
good example for the whole school, for, of course. lhe\ all 
look to you as a pattern of conduct. Although \ ou may 
occasionally forget this fact, you will be constantly re- 
minded that you are a Senior and told of the great respon- 
sibilities which rest on your shoulders. Keep \our rooms 
neat and don't throw fruit skins out of the windows. 
Strive to be tidy, so that when our president comes to \ isit 
you in \ our own homes several years hence, he may be 
more than ever impiessed with the fact that I. W. C. is 
successful not only in classical and scientitlc. but in do- 
mestic work as well. 

But to the other girls we must say a word, for while 
the Juniors are striving to such worthy examples, there is 
work for \ou. Let your respect for the Seniors be unlimit- 
ed and observe with all diligence every card found upon a 
Senior's door, which announces to outsiders the fact that 
she is busy, for you know not v\ hat task emplo\-s her 
fertile brain. She may be writing a class song, probably 
a chapel essay, or perhaps delving into the mvsteries of 
mental science and wondeiing wh\- the memory is so 
treacherous. Have patience with the poor over-worked 
Seniors, and forgive them if they occasionally indulge in 
"irony" and " stinging sarcasm." For with French plavs, 
chapel essays. Senior class meetings, receptions for Jun- 
iors and the anxiety as to whether the Juniors will give 
them one in return, a Senior's life is far from being para- 
disical. Observe strict silence in the library, especially 
when a Senior is trying to study literature. Learn a les- 
son like this once, and then you will understand that a 
few moments of quiet are absolutely necessary for even a 

Commit a song from Burns, contrast Burns and Coop- 
er: read what Carlyle says about Burns' songs; read and 
outline "Tam O'Shanter," and the "Cotter's Saturday 
Night." Give outline of Burns' life, charact.-ristics and 
peculiarities of literary style, comments of different authors 
and the lasting Influence of Burns' songs. 

We give with right good v\-ill. all the Senior studies, 
from which, we hope, our successors may derive much 
beneft. If one of the members will give especial atten- 
tion to Christian Evidences, she cannot help being con- 
\inced that she, in spite of Darwinian theories, is a branch 
of that aiicestral tree whose trunk is Adam and Eve. In 
mental science a broad field will be open for the study of 
apperception. Some (probably the majority of the class) 
will become greatly interested in the subject ".Attention, 
How to Gain and Keep It." Others in (he chapter on 
"Rise and Decline of the Emotions." will discover why 
they were so anxious to gain a Warner's Library and as 
suddenly grew indifferent. Each chapter will find an in- 
terested reader, but some will nsver go beyond "The 
Primary Laws of Thought." 

The Sophomores will find that ver\' profitable returns 
are apt to come, if they spend their time and energy in 
planning receptions and feasts for upper classes. 

The Freshmen may still continue their class meetings, 
though never productive of visible results, \et prove the 
fact that class meetings may be carried on without wran- 
gling and quarreling. 

Of course the Senior Preps must not be expected to 
devote mucii time to anything except books. They might, 
however, help to takecare of the chapel hymn books by 
making a thorough inspection of the books every morn- 
ing in order to erase all pencil marks. But even thisexer- 
tlon may prove too much for them. 

College Greetixgs. 

But we cannot leave withuut one last l<iiid act. Two 
years a<;o in a class meeting it was JecideJ that 
"The wee modest violet of gracotul mien 
- I> tlie prettiest flower ever seen," 

and accordingly it was cliosen as the class tlower. We 
know, dear friends, that \ou believe with us, that never 
fairer flower grew, and so w e give to \ ou the violet, hop- 
ing you may always remember its significance. 

And now, before we part, let's drinl< a cup of loving 
kindness yet. 

Here's to old I. F. C- 

Por the sake oi Auld Lang Syne, ' 

And here's to the new I. VV. C. 

And may she ever prosper. 

Here's to the class of 1900 

And all the bonnie girls of I. W. C., 

And may you all be Seniors. 

Pageant of the Campus Crecs. 


This is the season of birds and bees: of bright colored 
flowers and balmy south winds; winds that gently rustle 
the leaves and send forth a musical sighing, it is a time 
when all should be joyous and happy, \et through this 
spirit of mirth and jollity there steals a feeling of sadness— 
of regret— that those w ho have dwelt so long in kindred 
interests and sympathies must go forth never more to 
meet in my glad domain. 

This is a domain, where have been so long blended 
the Spirits of Knowledge and of Jest. 1 little thought years 
ago that Jest would ever walk side by side with Knowledge. 
Jest was to have no place in this model community; only 
those things would we consider which would develop the 
serious and intellectual side of our nature. But despite 
our staid resolves the Spirit of Jest gained admittance, and 
once over the threshold, it was not to be routed. At first 
my anger was unbounded toward this jovial intruder; 
there could scarcely have been a more unwelcome guest, 
but as the days passed swiftly by, 1 began to realize the 
happy, wholesome influence this new member e.xerted 
over our little circle. No longer could 1 feel resentment 
toward the Spirit of Jest, who had helped us to develop the 
bright sunny side of our nature— which we in our earnest 
pursuit of Knowledge might have neglected. 

Thus we Spirits have dwelt together in joy and glad- 
ness; and now comes the time when we must part 
from some of our charges. For those who go out 
from my care, there are constantl\' shifting scenes and 
new associations, which will tend to dim thoughts 
of the past, but for us who remain, there are left 
treasures of meniorv' sweet and lasting. But let no 
cloud of regret dim the gladness of this hour. Is it not a 
time for merry reunion, and should we not all enjoy to the 

fullest extent the short time we shall be together? Why 
not call upon our spritely Spirit of Jest to aid us in recall- 
ing some of our happy experiences, that we ma\- review 
our eventful history. 

In the past there have been wafted on the winds or 
slyly repeated by little birds rumors both good and— well- 
indifferent of you, my charges and companions, who have 
combined so successfully the fruits of Knowledge and of 
Jest. But rumors may not always be credited, and \\'hile 
man\- secrets have been revealed to the Genius of the 
School, she has found missing links in each storv', which 
it has been suggested could be supplied only by the 
frolicsome n>'mphs and drvads of these sturdy old tree^, 
who know far more secrets than they have \et disclosed. 
Oh, Magnolia, \ou pretty n\ niph of m\ster\'. come tell 
us the secret you've guarded so long; and you, too, my 
dignifled stately spirits of the elm and the oak. Will you 
not join our little company and recall some story, which 
as yet perhaps we do not all know.' No, you funny little 
n\ mpli of the persimmon, we will not overlook you. We 
know \ou have some choice bit of history to add, for do 
we not know full well, \our rogueish fun-loving nature.' 
Haste, every one of vou with your spicy tales. From each 
one of \ou would we learn what it is that is wafted about 
b\- whispering winds and caroled b\' birds from the tops 
of these dear old trees. 


''There was never mystery 

But 'tis figured in the flowers, 
"Was never secret history 

But birds tell it in the bowers, 
From the fragrant sunny south 

I have come through grove and glen. 
O'er field and fountain sheen. 

O'er moor and mountain green," 

to be present on this all-imporfant da\', the da\' when all 
safelv guarded secrets ma\' be divulged. 

You may think it strange that to a light-winged dryad 
of the trees an important event has been made known. 
One dav during the flrst of November, more than a \ear 
ago, I heard a sound, 

"X liquid iwittor, low, confiding, glad, 

From many glossy throats. 
Was all the voice, and yet it's accents had 

A poem's golden notes." 

'Twas a multitude of flutteiing. chattering birds who 
had just arri\-ed from the far north in great excitement 
about something strange they had just seen. From the 
fragments of sound which 1 caught from time to time. 1 
became greatly interested, so much so that I came forth 
from my bower in the deep heart of the magnolia tree and 
demanded to know what the commotion was about. 
With sweet beguiling melody it was told. It was just 
before their departure. The spirit of night come, 
stars were trembling aboN-e them, and the trees and flow- 


ers were asleep as they silently and swiftly flew through 
the shadows to a favorite college tower, where at all times 
there was a deep quiet. 

As they circled about the small room they were 
arrested by an an unusual sound. Startled, they were 
about to fly away when the uncommon sight which ap- 
peared from out the darknesss held them spell-bound. A 
solemn, silent procession of white-robed figures carrying 
packages of numerous shapes nnd sizes stealthily one by 
one, mounted the narrowdusty stairs. "All heaven and 
earth were still, though not in sleep, but breathless." 
What a collection of girls was packed and crowded into 
that tiny bare room! Some so daring, others so timid, 
peering fearfully around into the shadowv corners for un- 
bidden guests, perhaps. Quiet, however, reigned onlv 
foratime. Suddenly there was a stir. The ghostiv forms 
threw off their masks, revealing the merry roguish faces 
of the class of '99. What a meriy hour followed! It was 
a feast! And a midnight cne. too! The numerous pack- 
ages were supplied with things that to school-girls are 
usualK' denied. 

Suddenly, in the midst of the gaiety came a strange 
noise, as of some one ascending the creaking stairs. 
Instantly, silence reigned supreme. Candles were ex- 
tinguished, and from the quiet it would have been hard to 
believe that the room was filled with college girls. The 
intense listening revealed the fact that it was nothing but 
the wind and to recover the time lost in silence the hilaritv 
became more pronounced than ever. The contents of the 
packages were soon devoured and preparations for de- 
. parture began. The masks readjusted, again they formed 
a silent procession and- vanished in the surroundinggkiom. 

"Darlt was the night, and like an iron bar 

Lay heavy on the land, 

'Till o'er the sea slowly within the east. 

There grew a light 

Which half was starlight, and half seemed to be 

The herald of a greater; 

The pale white turned slowly to pale rose. 

And up the height of heaven slowly climbed." 

The birds eagerly and excitedly discussing the inter- 
esting scene they had just viewed flew away, and it was 
from their profuse strainsof melody that I gained this little 
secret of the class of '99. 


The joyful, happy life of the apple-n\niph back in 
the south campus, 1 would not change for anv of the more 
serious sides of College life seen by my sister nymphs. 
No wonder that 1 am so free from care, so gay in spirit 
when I see the girls running, jumping and bubbling over 
with fun and never catch a glimpse of the deep wrinkles 
and frowns on their foreheads as they toil over knotty 
problems of school-books. How can I help feeling jovful, 
when 1 see onl\' the gav side of College life? 

For a few minutes forget the monotony of the life of 
these girls and glance instead on their free and happy 
hours. You will think then as 1 do, that in this College, 
girls grow in physical as well as in mental strength. 

Come visit with me m\' fajrx-like home, where from 
the beautiful green foliage about us as the sun shines 
through the trees we catch sight of queer little figures 
gaily hopping around on the rich green carpet beneath. 
While we are sitting among the beautiful leafy branches 
let us get a view of the surroundings before the girls come 
hurrying out. The grassy plot extending to the College 
building, of which about all we see is windows, is marked 
off here and there for sports of all kinds. Swings, ham- 
mocks, tennis, basket-ball, croquet; everything in readiness 
for the girls to have a glorious, good time. 

Listen! Do you hear that bell and the rushing and 
stamping of feet, mixed with the loud peals of laughter. 
Here the girls come bursting out of the door; laughing at 
the top of their voices. 

Look first over \onder at the tennis game. If \ou 
expect some professional pla\ing, you may be dis- 
appointed for some of the placets merely beat the air with 
wild flourishes of their rackets. But listen to that noise 
in the far corner, and look at the girls in bloomers kick- 
ing and scuffling, that cheering of these ga\-faced girls 
nie.Tns victory in basket ball. 

Every swing is in motion, filled with girls whose 
heads are close together in some busy chat. While all 
the campus is still noisy with the shouts of these girls, let 
us watch this quiet game of croquet. That girl with the 
solemn black robe is moving her ball unnoticed as the 
wind blows her robe in graceful curves, i think no one 
suspects her of cheating. 

Look, a few are coming towards us and some are 
picking up sticks and clods; will they hurt us? No, it is 
the apples they want. After mu;h throwing and thump- 
ing a few little apples come to the ground as a reward for 
their patience. Listen, a Senior is now making a speech, 
telling of her bright and glorious future, and there a 
Freshman is telling her pitiful tale of hardship and woe. 
Now we are listening to some jokes played indoors. 

What more than this could we wish to make us 
cheerful and happy. You ask me wh\- thev are all drop 
ping their games and running up to the building? The 
bell has rung and they go indoors bubbling over with fun 
and good spirits. 

After having had a peep into my life, after seeing the 
girls free from the cares and worries of lessons, do vou 
think it any wonder that 1 am called the happy nymph. 


During the several long years 1 have stood watching 
the campus and building, I have silently recorded many 
events both happy and sad. Though only the n\mph of 



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a mulberry tree, whose home is u\er-sliado\veJ, by the 
stately maples. I have an interest in all the students who 
have passed beneath my branches, but 1 follow with par- 
ticular pride the class of '99. In summer 1 show my 
loyalty to them by displaying their colors in bright-tinted 
berries. I was once partial to the class of 1900. but when 
other fortunes favored me. 1 forsook them for my present 

All unseen. I have observed many events in the his- 
tory of the class of '99. The most interesting occasion 
according to my sylvan fanc\' was that of tiie lOth of 
May, 1898, "That bright and happy Mav morning when 
it was truly a pleasure to live." 

For days before this date I knew something of 
moment was to happen, for the Juniors had many class- 
meetings and there was much w-hispering and many 
secrets were afloat in the air. I could not resist the 
temptation to steal from my tree, and invisible to all, 
attend one of their meetings. I heard much discussion 
about pigeons and yards of ribbon, but I could not fathom 
the mystery. As two or three members of the class passed 
me on their way from school 1 caught a hint now and then 
as I heard them talkingabout those "egotistical seniors,'' 
and "the flight" of something. 

I soon discovered that the Juniors were plotting 
against the Seniors. I saw many little secret meetings 
which made me think of the "Flight of the "Tartar 
Tribe.'' but. no. it was to be a still more wonderful flight. 

On the eventful morning the Juniors in suppressed 
e.xcitement took their seats en the rear platform of the 
chapel. All looked happy. The program began. Then 
1 saw something which was not on the program, and 
which the audience did not see— a small boy slipped 
quickl\' into the basement with a mysterious looking 
basket; he was gone a few moments, then he re-appeared 
in earnest conversation with William. Soon the bo\ left, 
then William, after looking carefully about, brought a 
ladder and placed it against the east window of the back 
platform. The window was quietly raised and the basket 
handed in. Fortunately for all concerned, the blind of 
the south window near by was drawn, thus concealing 
the work of the conspirators from the audience. The 
deed was done in a favorable moment, for the next in- 
stant the neighboring curtain was raised, disclosing to 
view two young ladies, who were not of the Junior class. 
The program, was finished and the soft cooing of 
pigeons was borne to me on the breeze, followed bv a 
fluttering of wings which announced the flight of the 
birds. Looking through the open window. 1 saw the 
audience gazing in rapt admiration at four prettv pigeons, 
decked in purple and lavender ribbons, hovering about the 
chapel. It was certainly a great contrast to observe the 
amused and surprised faces of the assembly, the tri- 
umphant glances of the Juniors, and injured, in- 
dignant looks of the Seniors. Although it was a prettv 

sight, the Seniors did not seem to appreciate the flight of 
the Junior's birds as part of class day e.xercises. it was 
thought that the pigeons would bear the purple and 
lavender to the sky, far above the black and gold of the 
Seniors. But the plan failed in this respect, for the 
pigeons, after flying about the room, settled above the 
windows softly cooing to one another. 

Nevertheless, it seemed to me a good idea, and its 
failure was due to no lack of aspiration on the part of '99, 
but rather to a lack of the soaring qualit\' in the birds. 


Tune— "Afton Water." 

Blow lightly and s'sreetly. Oh soft summer breeze, • 

Blow over the tops oi these stately old trees, 

For spirits are waking from slumbering hours. 

Come softly, sweet zephyrs, from fair woodland bowers. 

Blow swift, winged breezes, o'er this verdant glade 

And carry a welcome to each forest maid, 

W^e've dwelt in these woods through our youths fleeting 

But womanhood greets us, and we must away. 

Oh! breezes, be kindly forever as now. 
Kiss lightly and tenderly each sj Ivan maid's brow. 
Oh! let not thy whispering of sad parting tell 
But waft us, sweet zephyrs, a joyous farewell. 


An interested/^ watcher have I been 
In the life of the girls of the College; 

The progress and changes from year to year 
That have come within my knowledge 

Have been of peculiar concern to me, 
Tho' it may be questioned since I'm only a 

No one, not even another tree. 

That is found in this location 
Can boast of so long continued life, 

And such close and friendly relation 
As I, who for sixty years or less 

Have stood on the border of the old campus. 

Through all the years as I have seen 

The College girls come and go 
The first of June is the saddesL time. 

One that fills my heart with woe. 
For the joy and the gladness that's shed about 

Both very soon vanish when school is out. 

And this year more than ever before 
On account of the girls who are leaving. 

And not to return in the fall again. 
One and all, they seem to be grieving. 

All did I say? Not all, I guess 
But those who value faithfulness. 

.\nd those who appreeiateyhonest work. 
Those who can judge of mental powers. 

And the harmonious development of the mind, 
The faculty, namely, and Sophomores, 

The seniors this year must far surpass 
The ability of any preceding class. 

The Juniors no doubt rejoice to know 

They will not be Juniors long. 
This, I imagine, is why to-day 

They seem so full of song. 
In fact they've said they feel no sorrow. 

That 'J)9 is alumnae day alter to-morrow. 

I'm taller than any tree, I know. 

And older, as I have said, 
Yet modestly, you'll agree with me, 

I raise on high my head. 
My height affords commanding views 

Of State street. College and Clay avenues 

Some things I know I dare not tell 

Lest it might bring nie to sorrow. 
For oft what may occur to-day. 

It is best to forget on the morrow. 


Coi^LEGE Greetings. 

What a trial it must be tliat comes once a week 
To teacher inspecting each room on her hall. 

And carefully searching for pins and tacks, 
That are stuck in the wood-work and wall, 

Yet benevolent leel as the forfeits they grant. 
For they know' tis for hospital, "Passavant." 

It is not considered =o great an oflense, 

When a girl is especially busy, 
To rise in the morning btfore the birds 

And study until she is dizzy, 
— To rise by alarm that rouses her neighbors. 

So they cannot get rest tor their labors. 

But let her undertake it just once 

To study after the gas bell 
Unless she remain exceedingly quiet 

And darken the transom well, 
And remember to cover the key hole, too. 

Woe to that girl! It will never do. 

I have heard of girls who are bold enough. 

In the midst of the quiet time 
To go from their own to a friend's room for 

And that is an awful crime! 
And if a teacher drop in for a call, 

They would hide in the wardrobe 
And that would be all. 

Unless that teacher tarried too long 

Visiting the girl's dear friend. 
But if she stayed for a half hour's call. 

Then torture must have an end. 
And forth the caged bird would be forced to 

Humbly confessing the wrong she had done. 

But all such things of the class '99. 

We know were only in fun. 
And after they're gone, may we remember 

Simply the good they have done. 
And as they go, with prospects bright. 

With banners all unfurled. 
Then may their motto forever be 

"The truth against the world. ' ' 

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Belles Lettres Open Meeting. 

On Saturday evening. May 20, occurred the annual open 
meeting of the Belles Lettres Society. The chapel was decor- 
ated with yellow bunting, the society color, and in the door- 
way were beautiful curtains of smilax; suspended between 
the chandeliers were the words, -'Hie Vitae Activae Praepar- 
amus." Flowers were also used in profusion, making the 
room look very beautiful. The society was called to order 
by the president, Lora Atkins Henion, and Lola Blackburn 
made the prayer, after which the first roll was called by the 
secretary, Sophronia Kent. The first number on the pro- 
gram was the larghctto movement of the Chopin Concerto in 
E minor, played by Mrs. Lucy D. Kolp, in her usual artistic 
style, with Mr. Stead at second piano. 

The subject of the first essay, written by Anna Hopper, 
was "Greek Mythology in Literature." She showed great 
familiarity with her subject and presented a paper which was 
highly entertaining and instructive. 

Edna Hauser read a selection entitled ■ 'The Choir Medal' ' 
which required an intensity of feeling and keen interpre- 
tation which Miss Hauser fully met. 

The next number consisted of three short songs, "The 
Lily," "If I Were You," and "Bonnie Wee Thing," which 
were sung by Urla Rottger and were sung so beautifully that 
the audience demanded a reappearance. 

"Parliamentary Law" as written and read by Margaret 
Brown, had a spice and humor little suspected. She told of 
a mock parliamentary drill held in society, and this served 
as a basis for n^any jokes and hits. 

The recitation, "Almiry Ann," by Lena R. Thompson 
showed her ease in the handling of dialect, and in response 
to the hearty encore Miss Thompson gave "A Letter From 
the Front," 

Miss Irving's powers as an orator were tested in the well 
delivered oration, "The Power of Fanatics." The paper 
proved that the cranks of one century may become the saints 
and benefactors of the next. Columbus, Galileo and Joan of 
Arc were examples of so-called fanatics. 

The last number on the program was a piano duet, 
"Marche Triumphale," by Elsie Layman and Myrtle Larri- 
more. The selection was a beautiful one, and as the young 
ladies played with a great deal of expression, the number was 
a fitting one to close the program. After a motion to dis- 
pense with business, the society adjourned, thus closing one 
of the most successful open meetings of a very successful 
society year. 

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The .May number of the G/ri'/i/i£-s is strictly a chron- 
icle of the many events, ciowding close upon one another, 
that marl\ the passiriK of another year in the history of the 
College. It is not to be e.xpected that it will he of especial 
interest to many besides the girls wiio are the chief actors 
in all the affairs that make up the life of these last hurried 
days, and the circle of friends each one represents. 

But there are few of us who can observe "the end of 
the plav" that is enacted over and over again, year atter 
year, and in very much the same way, without feeling a 
responsive throb of the heart that accords with the joyous- 
ness of the girls who are today in undisputed possession 
of the College, the campus and every inch of space 
specified as belonging to the Woman's College forever. 

SOME of the garrulous campus trees have looked into 
the College windows for the last time, and have told their 
last tale of midnight feasts and the like. Those at the 
southeast of the college have been cut down to make way 
for the new building, which is only represented as yet bv 
a stout cord tied about a few stakes driven into the ground, 
and some pre-occupied looking men who point at invisible 
objects and draw frequent imaginary lines through the air 
supposed to indicate walls. 

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Speaking of the projected new building reminds one 
of the number of such enterprises undertaken in various 
other places. One western institution has as its aid an 
organization of women who are directing some well 
planned and well executed efforts to swell the improve- 
ment fund. A few weeks ago they were offered the re- 
ceipts for a single day of all the street car lines in the city, 
and on that day the novel sight was witnessed of all cars 
run exclusively by women, from 7 o'clock in the morning 
untd 12 o'clock at night. As a result of their day's work 
thev were enabled to add !f2,000 to the improvement fund 
of the college. 


The Societies. 


It was in the spring of '9S tliat more than twenty of 
tlie music students formed an organization for the purpose 
of a broader and more diversified musical culture. In 
honor of one of America's foremost pianists and composers, 
Edward Alexander MacDowell, the society was called the 
MacDowell Society. The personal interest which Mr. Mac- 
Dowell himself has shown in the society, and the 
assurance that he is always glad to assist us in any wa\- 
that he can, is a constant inspiration to the members, who 
are striving by thorough work to prove themselves worthy 
the name they bear. 

A strong constitution was one of their earliest posses- 
sions. One of the notable features of this is the 
provision it makes for a systematic and progressive course 
of work, so that at the beginning of tiie school year the 
programs for the year may be known. 

The societv meets on the first and third Wednesday 
afternoon of each month in the College chapel. The 
director of the College of Music gives at each meeting a 
twentv minute lesson in audition, which is an invaluable 
part of the program. Besides this the Essay and Items of 
Interest are an important feature. The consideration of 
such subjects as "Church Music," "How to Listen to 
Music," "American Composers" and "What Has Been 
Done by Women in the Field of Music" has already 
stimulated the efforts of the young women along practical 
lines. As to the musical part of the program, at least 
three solos are rendered at each meeting, and these in the 
spirit of one who said, "He plays with the most soul who 
p!a\s to lift a sorrow; and she sings the nearest like the 
angels who heralds in the new gospel ot peace to the 
heavy laden." 

The society provides for a service of song at the city 
hospital on every Sabbath afternoon except once a month, 
when the members ma\' wish to attend the missionary' 
meeting at the College. 

It would be impossible in so short a space to tell of 
the many practical avenues of hejpfulness along which 
they are working, but mention should be made of the 
weekly "Musical Courier." which they have placed upon 
the College library table. The members make themselves 
responsible for any special decorations for graduates' 
recitals, and provide ushers for those occasions. At 
present they are actively engaged in procuring mone\' for 
the grand piano fund, and, together with the Musical 
Alumnae Association, are having made an enlarged por- 
trait of Mr. Day, soon to be placed in the chapel. 

The MacDowell Society can not, as the other Collegs 
societies, look for inspiration to a history of nearl\ fifty 
years, but the members are working wisely, and in realiz- 
ing their ideals must become potent factors in any com- 

munity that seeks in them broad minded musicians who 
are ready to use their art to bless the world. 

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Qlee Club Concert. 

One of the most successful musical events of the Col- 
lege Near was the Glee Club concert given under the 
direction of Miss Kreider. The concert was given for the 
benefit of the grand piano fund, and it is needless to say 
that quite a sum was added to this fund, fhe club con- 
sists of sixteen of the miasical young ladies of the College, 
Misses Okey. Rottger, Ewing. Mathers, Wharton, Wag- 
goner, Wilcox, Myra Henion, Thompson, Davenport, 
Young. Rawlings, Arenz, Byers, Clingman and Henion, 
with Miss Kendall as accompanist. 

The program consisted of choruses, quartettes, solos 
and the piece de resistance, "The Spinning Chorus," 
from Wagner's opera, "The Flying Dutchman." 

Miss Rottger's solo, given in costume, of the Gxpsy 
song from "Carmen," was heartily received, as was also 
Miss Oke\'s solo. 

The soloists in the spinning chorus were Misses 
Kreider and Henion and Mr. Babb; Miss Kreider taking 
the role of Senta, and sustaining it thoroughly, showing 
to good advantage her exceptional dramatic ability. 

This number, given in costume with the accompani- 
ment of the spinning wheels made a pretty picture, and 
this added to the fact that the solos were all splendidly 
sung made it an entire success. 

The club was assisted b\' Mr. Franklin L. Stead, 
who played two numbers in his brilliant manner, which 
added materiall\' to an evening's enjoyment. 

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Tlie May Party. 

The Senior preparatory class entertained the faculty 
and house girls at a May party. Much to her surprise. 
Miss Line, the class officer, was* crowned "Queen of the 
May." Sixteen girls, all arrayed in their dainty light 
gowns wound the class colors, pink and blue, around the 
Ma\' pole, which was indeed a pretty sight. .After the 
"Preps'' had finished winding the pole, the other classes 
were challenged, the Freshmen and Sophomores being 
opposed by the Juniors and Seniors. 

The judges decided in favor of the latter, an immense 
bouquet of apple blossoms being the prize awarded. The 
little bouquets of violets tied with pink and blue ribbons 
v\'ere the appropriate souvenirs for all the guests, and 
these favors, added to the more substantial cream which 
was served, caused the upper class girls to \'0te it one of 
the pleasant events of the year. 



Graduates' Recitals. 

The chapel of the IlHnois Woman's College was filled 
by a large audience Thursday evening, April 28, it being 
the occasion of the graduating exercises of Miss Mae Estelle 
Kendall, pianist, pupil of the late Wallace P. Day^ and of 
Miss Blanche Nannette V\'illiams. of the school of elocution. 

Miss Kendall appeared first in the difficult composition 
of Beethoven's "Concerto in G major" and rendered it with 
rare skill. Miss Kendall's playing in general is character- 
ized by a precision and a correctness of conception worthy 
of the highest praise. In her first number the orchestral 
parts were supplied on the second piano by Mr. Franklin 
L. Stead. Her second number was composed of shorter 
selections chosen to display her excellent technique. 
These numbers were from Bach, Schuinann. Chopin and 
Wagner-Liszt, and each was given with clearness. The 
last number given by Miss Kendall was Valsede Concert, 
by Liebling. 

The applause which followed each appearance of Miss 
Kendall showed the appreciation which the audience 
placed upon her pla\ing. 

The first number by Miss Williams was from Banird, 
Damon and Pythias, act 5, scene 1. Miss Williams 
placed a correct interpretation upon this hignly dramatic 
selection, and in an excellent manner portrayed the 
changing emotions of her characters most perfectly. The 
characters of Damon and Pythias were especially well sus- 
tained. Her second number was a narrative selection, 
descriptive or a boat race. The exciting climaxes were 
delivered with all power and intensity requisite. 

The third and last number consisted of a group of 
three selections: "The Message" (Proctor); "Forget 
Thee,'' (Moultrie) and Mammy's Lil' Boy (Edwards). The 
emotions changed with each selection, and that Miss Wil- 
liarris had well interpreted and rendered each was e\ ident. 
In the second of the group, "Forget Thee,'' Miss Fannie 
Davenport acted as accompanist. 

O the evening of May 9 scores who could not find 
seats ill either chapel or library stood in the halls and 
about the doors, eagerto hear each note of witching music, 
and every line of charming recitation. 

The pianist. Miss Elsie La>man, pupil of tlie late 
Wallace P. Day, combines in a rare degree fir.ished 
technical ability and a fine musical instinct. The familiar 
sonata op. 26, theme and variations (Beethoven) was 
rendered with an exquisite finish and freshness, while 
"The Toccate de concert op. 36, (Dupont), was handled 
with as much ease as though it had been the simplest 
number and showed the vigor of her interpretation and 
technique to good advantage. 

The group of pieces. Nocturne (Leschetizki) Trannes- 
Wirren (Schumann); At the Spring. (Liszt): Mahrchen, 
(Raff), so full of poetic fancy came with that spontaneity 

that delights the imagination. The climax of the musical 
part of the program was the difficult and beautiful Con- 
certstuck, (Weber), and its rendition was a striking evi- 
dence of M'iss Layman's versatility and strength of musical 
feeling. Mr. Stead supplied the orchestral parts on 
second piano. 

The elocutionist. Miss Heimlich, possesses an excep- 
tional voice, and by careful study and training she has 
acquired a finished manner. Her first selection, "Flight 
from Pompeii and Nydia's Death from Bulwer-Lytton's 
"Last Days of Pompeii,'' was a descriptive passage, and 
intensely dramatic, but artistically rendered throughout, 
the sentences being well rounded. 

The group of scenes from Shakespeare was somewhat 
unusual in choice, but proved a well appreciated selection. 

"A Set of Turquoise," by T. B. Aldrich, was her 
closing number and perhaps the best. Miss Heimlich 
presented the character work strongly, and vividly pic- 
tured the several scenes; the dialQgue passages showing 
to advantage the flexitility of her \oice and her thorough 
command of it. 

The last graduating recital of the \ear was given 
Monday evening. May 1^, by Miss Mary Neliie Clark, 
pianist, and Miss Mary Hester Cleary, elocutionist. 

The rooms were tastefully decorated in paimsand Col- 
lege colors, with masses of roses drooping above the 
piano, al making a perfect setting for the beautifuv 
gov.ned young performers. 

Miss Clark's first selection was the Hummel Conceito 
in A minor, with Mr. Stead at second piano. This num- 
ber was entirely from memoiy, and would be a test for anv 
pianist's ability. 

The first group was also delightfully rendered, espe- 
cially the Jensen number. The Schumann number dis- 
played the artistic soul and as evidence of its pleasing 
reception Miss Clark was encored by the audience. 

The last group "In Arcady," by Nevin, was very 
daintily and musically played. 

In Miss Cleary's first number, "Michael Strogoff," a 
translation from Jules Verne, she displayed good dramatic 
ability and strong character delineation. 

The second number, "Fishin' Jimmy," by Annie 
Slossin, was a tender little story. The pathos was beau- 
tifully rendered, the dialect good, tlie voice lending itself 
to tlie narrative with most pleasing effect. 

The last number was a group of small poems by 
Field and Riley, of sweet sentiment, and also a narrative 
v\ith humorous close, which so pleased the audience that 
a reappearance was demanded. Miss Cleary showed 
careful and faithful preparation, which speaks well for the 
work done b>' this department of the College. 

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Query — What has been the most attractive item on 
the bulletin board this term ? Ask the Phi Nus. 


College Gree'i inos. 

College Notes. 

Miss Carolvn Hardy spent Si nd;:y in St. Louis. 

Miss Line visited friends in St. Louis Saturday, May 1 3. 

Miss Winnie Waclverle lias been visiting at the Col- 

Miss Emma Everts. '98. ot VirJen. was a guest at the 

Miss NMna Hale, of Roodhouse. was the guest of Miss 

Ida Fhillippi spent Sunda\, Ma\l + . at V\avtrly w itli 
Ida Pease. 

Mrs. Charles Davis visited Mrs. Harker tlie last of 
the month. 

Miss Mabel Hill spent one Sunday at her home in 

Miss Cornelia Young spent several da\s re^entlx' with 
her brother in St. Louis. 

Miss Lillian Williams, ot Pittsfleld. attended her sis- 
ter Blanche's graduating recital. 

Miss Mabelle Wellman, of Springfield, spent a few 
da\ s with Miss Fannie Davenport. 

Dr. Hobbs. of Springfield, former pastor of Centenai\' 
church, made Dr. Harl\er a pleasant call. 

Mrs. Lvman is having the pleasure of a visit from 
her daughter, Mary, of New Haven, Conn. 

The Seniors are anticipating a delightiul hour to be 
spent with Miss Heimlich commencement night. 

.Among those who took advantage of the excursion to 
St. Louis were Misses l^ay Lewis and Lena Thompson. 

Miss Emma Burnett, '98, of Waverlw spent several 
da>'s with Miss Aland Harker and attended the Phi Nu 
open meeting. 

The Freshman class have been anticipating a class 
picnic, but owing to the many storm\' Monda\s it has 
been gi\en up. 

Miss Gilchrist is entertaining her mother, Mrs. H. C. 
Gilchrist, who is returning to her home in Iowa from a 
trip in the east. 

Miss Vertrees spent one Sunda\' at home, having Miss 
FlotieMcKnight as guest; and later entertained Miss Helen 
Kennedy, '98. at the college. 

Mrs. C. D. Kendall, of Nev\ton, 111., and Airs. F. 
Kendall, of Mattoon, were guests ot the College while in 
attendance at Mae Kendall's graduating recital, 

Mr. N'ichols. of the Jackson\ille /c/^.'v/a/ entertained 
the girls very delightfulK- for an ln-ur in chapel May 17 
b\' an account of his recent trip to the Pacific coast. 

The Seniors have taken advantage of the week 
allo.\-eJ them for h.iai-' duties, such as dressmaking, etc., 
and the classes have missed their brilliant recitations. 

Rev. Mr. Mills, of Bluffs, was at chapel exercises 

Wednesdax-, May Id, and spoke to the young ladies in 
behalf of the lecture to be given by Bishop McCabe on 
the 22d. 

Dr. Josephine Miiligan was the guest of Mrs. Harker 
one evening and made a very interesting talk to the voung 
ladies at the evening chapel services on "The care of the 
body." which was very much appreciated bv them. 

Miss Dickson read a paper before the state W. C. T. 
U. convention at Franklin, entitled "A Word of Encour- 
agement." which called forth a rising vote of thanks from 
the bod>'. The paper was said to have been one of the 
finest ever given before ^ state convention. 

Dr. Harker has been out of the city many times the 
past month. Tuesday, May 9, lie made an address before the 
Ministerial Association at Meredosia, and ori Friday, May 
12, delivered an address to the graduating class at Frank- 
lin. He also gave an address in Decatur before the Sun- 
dav school convention. 

Mr. and Mrs. Stead gave an informal piano recital in 
chapel May 16. It was the first opportunit\' the College 
has had ot listening to Mrs. Stead. The theme and vari- 
ations of Beethoven arranged fur two pianos, also a move- 
ment ot Sharnenka'vConcerto, were among the numbers 
given. Mrs. Stead pleased all with her calm, deliberate 
manner, and her neat touch. 

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Phi Nu Open .Vleeting. 

The chief interest of the term has of course centered in 
the societ\- open meeting which took place Mav I . The 
College was pretllK' decorated in blue bunting; palms and 
flowers added to the charm. The societ\' song was sung 
and file members responded to roll call with quotations. 

A piano duct bv Misses Kinne and Davenport was 
well rendered. 

The second number, "The Angel in Art," was pleas- 
ingly pictured by Miss Mcllvaine. who is one of the art 
students, and therefore familiar with her subject. 

The reading by Miss Sliortvwas decidedU' humorous, 
as were also the jokes and puns in the paper. "I he 
Amateur" given by Miss Frances Blackburn. 

Folluw ing this Miss Aileen Arenz rendered a \ocal 
solo very acceptably. 

Miss Edith Starr's recitation, "The Rivals'' elicited 
heart\- applause, to which the young lady kindl\' re- 
sponded by a second selection. 

Alter a recess the subject: Resolved, That the 
United States should allow the Filipinos to govern them- 
selves" was ably discussed by Misses Ewert and Eliza- 
beth Blackbuin on the affirmative and Misses Frazier and 
Hilsabeck on the negative. The judges decided in fasor 
of the negative, and one of the most successful Phi Nu 
open meetings was ended. 

College Greetings. 



Jacksonville, III., June, 1899. 

No. 10. 

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The fifty second year of College history has closed 
auspiciously. By Saturday, May 27th, the examinations 
were over, the classes had ceased to meet and one more 
year's work was ended. The old students, one by one, 
began dropping in on their annual pilgrimage to our com- 
rnon Mecca; some of them had daughters of their own 
who were about to receive the honors of the institution, 
and it was a weel\ of unusual interest and importance to 
these. Happily, the cool sliowery weather did not inter- 
fere with tlie course of events as they had been previously 
planned in but one instance, and that was the postpone- 
ment of the class day exercises from Saturday afternoon 
of May 27th to the morning of the following Monday. 

The baccalaureate services were held in Centenarv 
church, which was taxed to its utmost capacity by the 
throng which had gathered long before the members of 
the class of '99, followed by the long line of the house 
girls and the day pupils were ushered to the seats reserved 
for them in tlie body of the church. 

Rev. S. W. Thornton, D. D., pastor of Grace church, 
delivered the address, the theme of which was "A Queen- 
ly Woman's Choice.'' He read the beautiful plea of Ruth 
to Naomi that she be permitted to return with her to 
Bethlehem, Ruth, 1:14-17, which formed the ground work 
for a most eloquent and inspiring discourse. The impres- 
sive close was in the form of verse, written at Dr. Thorn- 
ton's personal solicitation by our own Mrs. Martha Capps 
Oliver of the class of '52. 

"Entreat me not Jor I lollow thee; 

Where thou goest I will go," 
How the tender speech ol the maiden Ruth 

Sets each loyal heart aglow! 
For she fixed that day a thought of love 

In a chime of such silver words 
That their echo rings through all the years 

Lilie a song of far-ofi birds. 

And the fervid plea ol that hour supremo 

Shaped all of her life anew. 
As she turned from youth's idle, pleasant dream 

To a noble, broader view; 
As her soul leaned forth into freer air 

At the thought of her purpose high, 

There were angels twain, even Hope and Love, 
Who smiled as her steps drew nigh- 

For her face was set for a far-off goal. 

With an impulse strong and pure, 
And her spirit sought the higher good 

With a vision swift and sure. 
The soft content and the languid ease 

Of life's pleasant wayside inn 
Were cast aside as an out-worn tent 

By the royal soul within. 

With a quickened sense she beheld the light, 

And love's holy ardor burned, ^ 

While a soul's imperious longing spoke 

.\s the maid from her idols turned. 
It was once for all that she broke away 

From youth's vain, inconstant moods, 
As she turned her eyes with a steadfast gaze 

To life's high beautitudes. 

Then, what aspirations spread their wings 

.\nd what latent powers awoke — 
What germs oi thought bloomed in that hour— 

What hope and purpose spoke! 
Undeveloped gifts, undreamed of traits. 

Put forth in love's warm glow. 
And the tidal wave that swept her soul 

.Swelled life to overflow! 

Did a I'ar-oH vision reach her eyes 

Of her race of kingly men? 
Did she feel the thrill of David's harp. 

Or the glow of his flaming pen? 
Were her eyes anointed in that hour? 

Did she feel the lift of wings 
At the thought of her gift to the waiting earth — 

The wonderful King of Kings? 

Did a touch prophetic gird her soul 

For its lofty enterprise? 
Did a thought of her fame in coming years 

Light the stars in her kindling eyes? 
We can only guess; but we know full well 

That a purpose pure and true 
Lifts a woman's heart to the courts of light 

Till the infinite comes in view. 

O, maidens, who go forth today 
From safe and sheltering walls. 

Be ye like Ruth in swift response 
When the voice of duty calls; 

Above earth's transient pleasure grounds 
Where joy flits by— a wraith— 


College: Greetings. 

Suuk thou the higher Ijappiness- 
The altai-of true Jaith. 

Unless the mark (il life be hich 

Its purposes will fail — 
If learning lift not up the soul, 

01 leai iiiiig what availV 
Ilaiidmaiden only to a faith 

Like that whieh Ruth expressed— 
Deem ye all eultuie vain, unless 

It brings life to its best. 

Would'st ope the windows of the soul 

And let the free winds blow? 
Would'st hear the music of the world 

In its fj'thmic, wondrous flow? 
'Tis loyal faith, ideals Jiigh— 

Ambitions pure and true. 
Which spreads the spirit's boundary line 

And give life's broader view. 

This is your hour; you stand today 

Where two long paths diverge— 
The one, to transitory joys 

Where life and the finite merge; 
The other, long, and rough, and steep. 

Winds up the hills and light, 
Where the spirit kneels before the view 

Of God's great Infinite. 

The famine of a world's great need 

Beats at your door today— 
The human problem oJ a race 

Calls to the soul alway; 
The higher nature must prevail 

O'er sloth and cowardice. 
For faith and purpose still outweigh 

An Orpah's timid kiss. 

The highest good is only gained 

By patient, earnest strife, — 
The key of duty still unlocks 

The treasuries of life; 
To you, O flower of womanhood 

'Tls given God's way to find— 
When Bethlehem opens wide her gates 

Leave Moab far behind! 

When Dr. Thornton had ceased speaking, Dr. Marker 
addressed the graduatnig class as follows: 

"YuuNG Ladies oI'' the Graduating Class: 

For years you have been under our instruction, daily re- 
ceiving our care and suggestions. You have now come to 
the end of the course, and I am to speak to you my last words 
as your teacher. The comraencement occasion means much 
more to me now than it used to do. I think of it, not only as 
a severing of ties for you but also for me. During these years 
I have watched your course Vith alternating hopes and fears, 
I have rejoiced at your successes, I have been disappointed at 
your failures, and you have grown into my very life. Now 
you must pass out away from me. How I yearn to be able to 
say just one final word that will be an inspiration to you, a 
.sentence that you would receive into your lives to enable 
them, to 

'Lift your souls from the common sod. 
To purer air and a grander view. ' 

I cannot do better than to suggest to you the motto ol the 
Apostle Paul. It is characteristic of every successful life, 
the key by which many have entered into their Master's joy, 
and rulcrship over many things, the seed that has made fruit- 
ful many an otherwise barren life. Adopt the motto as your 

"Forget the things that are behind, reach forward to the 

Itiiu^s tliat are before, and press toward the niai'k for the 
piize of tlie high calling of God in Christ Jesus. " 

Forget the things that are behind. 

The besetting sin of college graduates is that they are 
satlsfled with what they have already done. You have done 
well, but the very .crown of your success has been that you 
have always been leaving attainments already made for 
others still out of reach, leaving arithmetic for algebra, leav- 
Caesar for Cicero, leaving the less difficult for the more diffi- 
cult. .Success in the future can be reached only in the same 

'We rise by things that are 'neath our feet. 
By what we have mastered of good and gain. ' 

Make stepping stoneg of your present attainments to lift 
yourselves up to still higher levels. 

Reach forward to the things that are before. Things still 
ahead of you in knowledge, in literature, science and art. 
You have merely moistened your lips in Shakespeare, and 
Emerson, and Longfellow. Driuk still deeper. Reach still 
farther forward 

Things ahead of you in character, in faith and hope and, in ability to resist the wi-ong, to do the right, to over- 
come lower your tendencies, to cultivate the higher. Letyour 
whole life be characterized by an earnest endeavor to reach 
a still higher standard. Do not leave the school to enter up- 
on an aimless life, but set for yourselves a mark, a purpose, 
a something to be reached, which shall be worthy of your 
best endeavor, and consistent with your own inherent digni- 
ty, as created in the image of God; and then steadily, pcrse- 
veringly, without haste, but without rest, move on step by 
step to its accomplishment. 

Above all, let all your forward reaching be lor a prize 
which Is of God in Christ Jesus. Without Christ in your 
hearts and lives, you can do nothing. If God is not in your 
plans, they will come to nought. Earthlj' prizes arc all van- 
ity, if they are not accompanied by the blessing oJ God. Ma- 
ny prizes will present themselves to you lor your striving, 
test them all by this touchstone— are they of God, in Christ 
Jesus? Do not fear that thus limited there will not be scope 
for all your highest ambitions and the exercise of all your 
powers. The fields of Christian activity are large, and there 
is large scope for all the varied powers of all the workers. 
Press toward the mark for such a prize. 

' 'Tis God's all animating voice 
That calls thee from on high, 

'Tis His own hand presents the prize 
To thine aspiring eye. ' 

Forget, then, the things that are behind; reach forward 
to the things that are before; press toward the mark for the 
prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus; and may the 
Lord, the righteous Judge, Himself, in His own good time, 
present to you the crown of righteousness. ' ' 


Tlie class da\' ser\ices which were postponed from 
Saturdav to Monday morning. May 29, were a great suc- 
cess. The skies, which had frowned for several days, 
put on their briglitest smiles to welcome the class of '99. 
riie Juniors had shown their good will for the class by 
the beautitul decorations, and as the exercises were lield 
in the front yard all nature aided in decorating the scene. 
The class, alter assembling in the reception room, marched 


Coi.LEGE Greetings. 


to their places, sinniiis; ""Hail, Class iJav. Hail," as the\' 

There followed an address of welcome by the presi- 
dent, Lora A. Henion, who used the motto "Truth Against 
the World" as her subject. The address to the Seniors. 
"We have proved the past, the future we must face," by 
Miss Elizabeth Blackburn, and the address to the under- 
graduates, by Miss Sada Vertrees. T he first two young 
ladies delivered their numbers as orations, while Miss 
Vertrees read her's as an essay. (These addresses which, 
with other numbers of the program, appeared in the Mav 

Then followed the class song, "Spirits of '99.'' Af- 
ter the song, the members of the class who did not have 
addresses disappeared to reappear in white gowns, gar- 
landed with leaves. The presiding genius of this pageant 
of the nymphs and dryads of the trees was Miss Ida Phil- 
lippi, and after an appeal from her to the nymphs to tell 
some of the secrets of the class of ninety-nine, as they 
have been whispered to the trees, the deeds of the class 
were told; some of the tales were of mighty deeds, and 
others of mifchtcf and midnight feasts, but all showed 
that the class was truly a valorous one, and one whose 
deeds will live in history. 

Then a farewell song was sung, followed by a "Fare- 
well" from the library, society halls, and other well known 
spots, which was read by Miss Eda Bvers; thus closed the 
exercises, and we may say with the class song of the99"s: 

"The class of 'SO, my friends. 

The class of '99; 
We'll give three, cheers and a tiger, my iriends. 

For the class o£ '99 


The meeting of the alumnae was held Monday after- 
noon, Mav 29, in the reception room of the College, with 
Mrs. Marietta Mathers Rowe, '76, president of the associa- 
tion, in tlie chair. 

The incoming class was given a graceful welcome, to 
which the class president responded, after which the fol- 
lowing program was rendered: 

Piano Solo— Miss Nellie Schureman, 'S9. 
Greelings from the Academy— Miss Mabel Caiky. 
Response— Miss Myrtle Layman, '94. 
Vocal Solo — Miss Krcider, '90. 
Reminiscences- Mrs. Rachel Harris Phillippi, ,72. 
Annalist's Report— Miss Helen T. Kennedy, 'OS. 

it having became necessary to elect a third trustee in 
the place of Mrs. Ellen Grain Rohrer, '76. the \(>tes taken 
some months ago in response to a circular sent out at that 
time, together with the vote of the newly received mem- 
bers, gave the honor of representing the association in the 
Board of Trustees to Mrs. Alice Don Carlos Vogel, '71, 
Mrs. Lillian Woods Osborne, '79, and Miss Ma;\' S. 
Pegram, '6+. . 

The question of the admissiim of all who hold diplo- 
mas in any one of the three departments of the College in- 
to tlie alumnae association upon an equal footing elicited 
considerable debate. The question was wisely referred 
for settlement to the meeting of next year, before which 
time it is hoped an expression may be heard from the non- 
resident alumnae, as was the case in the recent change of 
the name of the institution. In order that these non-resi- 
dent alumnae who were not present at the meeting of the 
current year may be prepared to offer suggestions. Mrs. 
Nellie De Motte Brown, '71, and Mrs. Belle Short Lam- 
bert, '73. in response to a request, have expressed the two 
opposite views of the question in the subjoined papers: 

In 1870. when the Alumnae Association was formed, 
the Illinois Female College gave but two diplomas. These 
were for literary work only; one classical, the other scien- 
tific. Either of these admitted to membership in the 
alumnae association, and lliose who framed the constitu- 
tion arranged no farther. Since then, there has been added 
to the College, a College of Music and Art. This, while it 
is a part of the College, it is really separate, not only in aim 
but in name. Our new catalogue, as well as this year's 
programs are headed Illinois Woman's College and 
College of Music and Art. 

It is as unconstitutional to admit those holding these 

diplomas to the original alumnae association as it would 

be to admit graduates of another school. On this ground 

i am in favor of either li\ing up to our present constitu- 

( n. or the framing of a new one that will suit our need_ 

The College has need of all its friends, and all these 
graduates can and do work in unity. It is possil le to 
form an ascociation that will combine in one working force 
all the graduates from the College, but it will have to be 
under another constitution. But with the same scope as 
the original one, to cultivate a kindly feeling towards 
each other and to work each and all for alma mater, 


Who shall be eligible to membership in the associate 
alumnffi of the Illinois Woman's College? Shall it be those. 
onl\ . who have received a diploma from the literary de- 
paitinent. or siiall the spirit of cordial good-fellowship, 
\\ hich exists among children of the- same alma mater be 
extended to embrace also those who have completed the 
work laid down in the other courses of instruction? 

In advocating the latter policy, the motive is that we 
mav have such an organization as will not only loster in 
the minds and hearts of all graduates an active interest 
in the u'ork and welfare of the College, but v\'ill. in its 
broad inclusi\eness, keep a place at the home fireside for 
each one who has in her preparation for life's duties, ex- 
perienced the discipline, and completed the work pre- 
scribed b\' our alrna mater in any one of her several couises 
of study. 

The degree of scholarship and intellectual attainment 



required of those receiving the honors of the Colleij:e is 
decided by the faculty and trustees. Having received 
such honor as her efforts have merited in any prescribed 
course, the recipient feels herself entitled to suitable recog- 
nition from her sister students. Among those completing 
the stipulated work in music or fine art are many bright 
and charming women v\hose services are sought wlien we 
plan programs for our annual reunions. Their loyalty 
and affection for the school are unquestioned, and they 
have been received as members of our association.' If, 
now, we determine that hereafter we v\i!l admit only 
those who have graduated in the literary course, we will 
lose the warmhearted co-operation of many whose good 
will we would wish to retain. 

The strength of a college, it is sometimes said, lies in 
her alumnae. If this be true, let us extend the hand of 
welcome to every young woman upon whom our alma 
mater confers a diploma, trusting her to give her benedic- 
tion to only such as will, with true womanly grace and 
dignity, go out to fill v\orthily some useful place in life. 
Let us secure the cordial sympatln', the enthusiastic co- 
operation of all these, and when the first June days bring 
the annual commencement season, let the associate alum- 
nae, instead of sitting in lonely exclusiveness, stand in 
one body to welcome in glad reunion all members and all 
former students and friends to the familiar halls of our be- 
loved 1. W.C. 
— •:- Belle Short l.4.mbert. 

The officers'chosen for the coming \ear are: Presi- 
dent, Mrs. Ella Keplinger Smith, '86; First vice-president, 
JVlrs. Eunice Walker Buxton, '69; Second vice-president, 
Mrs. Rebecca Wood Metcalf, '58; Secretary, Miss Linda 
Lavton, '99; Corresponding SvCretary. Miss Maud Marker. 
'98; Treasurer, Miss Alice Turley, '77; Annalist, Miss 
Annie Hinrichsen, '98. 

Dr. Marker came in toward the close of the session 
and spoke of the outlook for the institution in a way that 
way full of inspiration and suggestive of many helpful 
lines of work for the association to assist In building up a 
great school. 

After adjournment, and while the frappe was being 
served, came a most delightful social hour, spent in greet- 
ing some of the old-time members who had been long ab- 

Mrs. Phillippi's reminiscences Were found too full of 
interest not to be shared with the alumnae generally. 
That paper and the annalist's report, found elsev\here are 
given in full. 


BY R. H. P. 

Twenty-seven years ago, a class of ten girls went 
forth from this, our College home, and it would indeed 
have been an unwelcome prophec\' that we would not 

meet for more than a score of vears. perhaps never. We 
felt so sure that our 'good by's' were only for a little while, 
for would we not return every year at commencement 
time and meet all the old girls, renewing the friendships 
of schooldavs? 

But alas! what varied interests came into our lives 
and how many plans were made, only to be set aside; 
and on the occasion of our •'Grand Jubilee" how we 
wished to be here, but at the last circumstances forbade. 
But our lieart has ever been with you and our loyalty to 
Alma Mater is proven by the fact that she has been en- 
trusted with our best gifts,— our daughters. 

Many and pleasant have been the anticipations of ' 
this commencement week and especially of this day, with 
the thought that, aside from the possibility of meeting old 
friends, I should to the utmost hearing the address- 
es of some of our talented sisters, — a veritable "feast of 
reason and tlovv of soul." 

But there came a request from our program committee 
that had the eft'ect ot somewhat dulling the edge of my 
looked-for enjovment of tliis hour. It was. that 1 should 
speak to you for a little while todav, since you had not 
"heard my voice in ail thes^ years." 

As a kindly afterthought it was stated that the meet- 
ing would be held in the reception room and be very in- 
formal. This was appreciated and greatly influenced my 
answer— tor 1 ought to feel very much at home in this 

Memory runs back to the day when 1 was ushered, 
not into this room but its predecessor, lor that was before 
the fire-- to meet our president. Dr. DeMotte, pittured by 
mv youllVul fanc\' as some one very austere and of whom 
1 thought -as the lump in m\- throat grew larger— 1 was 
giiing to be ver\' afraid. But when he met us with 
his genial, kindl\- manner, these illusions were dispelled, 
to be replaced by feelings of confidence and respect that 
were unchanged in all our relations of president and stu- 

And when our new building was completed, how 

proud we were of it all, and especialK' of our light and 
cheerv reception room— for the old one was dark and 
gloomv, little calculated to revive the drooping spiiits of a 
frightened homesick girl. 

Then. too. 1 recall the immense satisfaction when an 
occasional summons came to descend to this room, for we 
were very sure of a pleasant call from some friend — per- 
haps some one from home. 

These feelings were \en- different. 1 need scarceK 
say. from those engendered by a call to appear in the little 
room across the hall. 

But the culminating event in this room each year, 
v\'as the reception given to the outgoing class, and each 
one looked forward to the time when she would be one of 
the important personages at this function. The impres- 
sions of this room will ne\'er be eiimin.ated from the mem- 


Coi^LEGE Greetings. 

ory of a student ul i. VV. C. She may fLi!>;et in what 
room she recited Butler's analogy, or logic, or in what 
part of the building was the library; but this room has 
figured in two very important — at least to be remembered — 
periods of her school-life— her entrance and her exit. 

But when i see around me the changes, the tasteful 
luxurious furnishings, and contrast Mvj'whour reception 
room, I can only affirm that the walls were here with the 
sole adornment of the portrait of our revered friend and 
trustee, Judge Thomas. All else is altered and we are 
glad to credit the highly satisfactory result to the college- 
spirit of Dr. Hark:r and some of our later class-sisters. 

Then the dear old chapel, where we gathered each 
morning to listen to the reading of tlie Word and the lit- 
tle after-talks that helped so much to carry us througli the 
day; the dear old chapel which, when we had decorated 
it for our open society meetings, we considered quite fine 
enough. What a transformation hath been wrought here! 
How beautiful and harmonious the decorations and in 
what contrast to the long slatted seats, are the comfort- 
able opera chairs! 

In all the departments we note the improvements. 
Everything indi;ates progress and an up-to-dateness that 
is truly gratifying, even if it does give one a little feeling 
of strangeness. 

Perhaps the most noticeable innovation, and one 
more potent in its efi'ecls than any other, is the change in 
the curriculum, which enables tlie student to follow a 
plan of study for which she may have a special predilec- 
tion, or with reference to some future line of work. 

In the old da\s. before it was admitted that girls had 
any right to have independent ideas, we were all ground 
out in the same mill. The girl who delighted in mathe- 
matics, but found nothing of interest in history, had to 
spend much precious time over eras, principalities, and 
wars, of which confused ideas she speedily divested her 
mind the moment she took up her beloved geometry. On 
the other hand, the girl who revelled in natural science, 
plodded the full course in mathematics, and at 
the end of that time, could not explain the difference be- 
tween a binomial equation and a regular polvhedron. A 
retrospect of those limes and conditions convinces me that 
we owe much more than we then realized to the support 
and encouragement of our long-suffeiing teachers. 

Today, when the time arrives to enter college, the 
t loughtful girl is s:rutinizing catalogues; and the college, 
whose course of study, not only permits but encourages 
work along special lines, is one whose classes will be 
constantly enlarging. 

General opinion inclines to the belief that environ- 
ment has much to do with advancement and growth. 
Then how much better equipped, to take up the realities 
of life, are these, our newly-admitted sisters, than were the 
girls who left these halls more than a quarter of a centurv 

In the recent bereavement, sustained by tlie student 
body, and especially by the faculty and graduating class, 
1 was vividly reminded of a morning in the spring of '72, 
just a few days before commencement, when, from almost 
full health, the wife of our president passed to the other 

How quickly was our gaiety clianged to sadness! 
How quiet the steps in the hall and hushed the voices; and 
above all, how tender the pity for the motherless little 
ones! proving that, "though girls may seem thoughtless, 
their hearts are warm and true." 

I have been somewhat in touch with the Senior class 
this \ear, and besides being made cognizant from time to 
time of the amount of hard work accomplished, to say 
notliing of the weight of dignity maintained, I have also 
heard something of "Senior privileges." 

Sister alumnae, of the classes '69 to '72, 1 ask you to 
search the archives of your memories: can \o\.\ find any- 
tliing there labeled "Senior privileges?" 

Our daily walks and fortnightly shoppings, in com- 
pany with a dozen girls, chaperoned by a teacher; when 
we all went from store to store as was necessary by our 
various purchases; these, with an occasional concert at the 
opera house, were the dissipations shared in alike by Sen- / 
iors and under-classes. I am almost sure we knew of the 
existence of tlie college on the hill, and the students at- 
tending there may have known of the proximitx' of a sis- 
ter college. But, 'athletic meets,' 'oratorical contests,' 
'open-societv meetings,' 'class receptions' and 'Senior 
birthday parties,' in all of which the upper-class students 
of both colleges intermingle; these were pi i\ ileges not even 
dreamed of in those days. 

It would seem that Dr. Harker and his able corps of 
assistants firmly believe in expansion- of ideas and the 
explosion of some theories, for wliich I am hear i!y glad, 
not being one of those who consider old wa\s and oid 
times best. 

Those were good and glad days, and I have ever 
since been thankful I was permitted to spend them here, 
but these are better days, of more advanced thought, en- _ - 
larged ideas and improved methods; da\s, when instruc- 
tors plan and work for the development of independent 
character, and the perfecting of the moral respor.sil iiity of 
the s'tudent. 

May we not sav that in these later years, it is an im- 
proved type of womanhood that is being sent out from 
these halls? A type more able to cope with the problems 
which the coming years shall present? 

And now, my sisters, the question which occurs to 
me is not, what have the years done for us, but what ser- 
vice have we brought to the years? 

Through the medium of our blight little College 
Greetings, we have been brought into touch with many 
of our alumnae, and my heart has rejoiced in the grani 
work of some in mission fields; some, who have added 


C(JLLEOE Greetings. 

gems to the literature, others adorning a chosen profession. 

But while I feel a just pride in these of our number, 
who are admittedly our "bright and shining lights," my 
heart goes out to the unheard-from ones; to those of us 
who have led the quiet life of the home-maker; and judg- 
ing from mv own experience, there is not one but has 
been helped in this work, by the instruction and discipline 
received here at our alma mater. 

To those of our number who have borne somewhat of 
"the burden and heat of the day;'' to our younger sisters, 
who have come to us in later years, and to these who join 
us today, 1 extend greeting. One interest we have in 
common — the welfare of the Illinois Woman's College. 

it has been said there is nothing in a name, and we 
are all familiar with the old adage concerning the fra- 
grance of the rose. Nevertheless, as our College starts 
anew with her more dignified title, we can but rejoice in 
the realization of a long-cherished wish of nearly every 
alumna. Her prospects are clearly promising, and with 
the staunch support and loyalty of her children, she can 
but go on to greater successes in the future. As her con- 
stantly increasing usefulness and popularity reflects credit 
on us, so should we strive to do her honor. 

The talent or opportunity to do great things is not 
given to all, but to live, that the world may be better for 
our having lived, is the privilege and duty of each. 

As the years go by, let us do, with a willing spirit, 
that which lies ncansf our hand, remembering that "the 
greatness of our service depends on the Master and not on 
the work." 

Mahomet, 111., May 29. ISOO. 


The large auditorium of Centenary church was filled 
to overflowing by the friends of the College on Tuesday 
morning. May 30, to witness the exercises of the +Qtli com- 

The stage had been beautifully decorated in the state- 
ly palms and masses of cut flowers. The trustees, minis- 
ters, faculty and honored guests of the occasion, were al- 
ready seated on the platform when the loot; line of gradu- 
ates, in cap and gown, came on from the side door. 

A piano solo, "Ballad In Aflat," Reinecke, brilliantly 
rendered by Miss Fannie Davenport, lormed the opening 
of the exercises. 

Rev. J. H. Bvers. of Brighton, offered the praver, 
and the College glee club, under Miss Kreider's direction, 
sang "The Vine Gatherers," Denza. 

The speaker of the day, the Rev. J. T. McFarland, 
D. D., of Topeka, Kan., was then introduced. His theme 
was "An Artist's Symbols of a Complete Life," as seen 
in the mural decorations of a certain hall in the national 
library at Washington. The artist, Charles Sprague 
Pearce, executed the paintings, six in number, intended to 

represent the elements of civilization. They are "The 
FamiK'," "Religion," "Labor," "Study," "Recreation" 
and "Rest." 

From these symbolic pictures came the inspiration for 
perhaps the finest address ever delivered upon such an 
occasion in all the years when notable men of the church 
have given their messages to succeeding classes of young 
women passing out from the sheltering of the College into 
the larger and infinitely more difficult life of the world. 

The elegance of diction, the ease with which the pic- 
tures grew, and enlarged, and vanished through the 
medium of the flowing words, and more than all the deep 
spirituality, running like a golden thread through the 
whole of the discourse and binding it up into a lesson — 
the supreme lesson which must be learned before the ideal 
of the last picture of the series can be realized in a human 
life when it rounds out into the "Rest" that comes when 
"God giveth his beloved sleep," are things to be held 
and remembered forever. The tribute paid to the memorv 
of Mr. Wallace P. Day in the closing remarks of Dr. Mc- 
Farland were peculiarly fitting and appropriate. 

Following tlie address came a piano solo, beautifully 
and artisticall\' rendered bv Miss Glendora Thompson, 
the selection being "Concert Valse in E," Moszkowski. 

Dr. Harker, in a fewwell chosen v\ords, then present- 
ed the diplomas, bidding the candidates for the highest 
honors in the gift of the College to go out into life with a 
definite aim and purpose,' that they prove themselses 
worthy of all which they had received and lake high rank 
among the alumnae of the institution. 

To the audience Dr. Harker expressed his thanks to 
the friends of the College tor their cordial and hearty 

riie glee club sang "Waves of the Danube," Ivano- 
vif i-Krow, and the benediction was pronounced by Rev. 
A. L. T. Ewert, of Shelbyviile. 

The graduates are: Classical course; Elizabeth Idel- 
la Blackburn, Frances E. Blackburn, Eda Lois B\'ers, An- 
na Louise Ewert. Sophronia May Kent, Easter Ray Lewis, 
Grace Pemberton McCasland,> Alcina Lavinia Vase\', 
Sada Amelia Vertrees, Blanche Nannette Williams. 

Scientific course: Lola Blackburn, Effie Amelia Hop-, 
per, Nellie Frances Poe, Helen Gertrude Shuff, Lora At- 
kins Henion, Marv Ida Phillippi, Lola May Sellars, Stella 
Mae Shulf. 

Piano Forte: Mary Nellie Clarke, Mrs. Lucy Dim- 
mitt Kolp, May Estelle Kendall, Elsie Layman. 

Elocution: Mary Hester Cleary, Laura Lucile Heim- 
lich, Blanche Nannette Williams. 


The art exhibition is aK\'a\s one of the pleasant fea- 
tures of commencement week. On Friday, May 26th, 
from early afternoon until tlie close of the dav the art 

CoivLKQE Greetings. 

rooms in the Lurton building were filled with ladies in 
constantly changing groups, chatting easily with one 
another, all anxious to see the results of the final term's 
work among the studio pupils. 

The walls were hung with a pleasing variety of pic- 
tures in the different mediums. There were some strong 
cast drawings and some interesting wash drawings such 
as are used in magazine illustrations. 

Altogether the exhibition was a creditable showing 
on the part of the pupils and bore evidence to Miss Stiles' 
careful and conscientious instruction. 

^ ^ ^ 
The Faculty for the Coming Year. 

The Woman's College has been fortunate in its teach- 
ers. It would be hard to find a college with a more earn- 
est and capable corps of instructors. They have done 
good work in the class rooms, and their noble womanly 
character and personal interest in the pupils has been 
largely instrumental in the development of the higher ele- 
ments of character among our students. 

Our patrons will be pleased to know that the present 
faculty will be retained for the coming year. There is 
great gain to an institution in the permanency of its in- 
structors. Miss Gilchrist will remain as Lady Principal; 
Miss Trout in charge of the Latin and French; Miss Aus- 
tin in charge of Mathematics and History; Miss Line will 
have the Sciences, and it is expected that considerable ad- 
ditions will be made to our laboratory, and to our facilities 
for individual work in science. Miss Graff will have the 
Greek and German, and Miss Blackburn will be in charge 
of the Intermediate Department and Miss Patterson of the 
Primary Department. There will bean additional teacher 
to take the work in English and Bible which Miss Tanner 
has so well carried on during the past year. 

The reputation of the College fur literary work has 
steadily increased, and those who best know the literary 
work of the school agree in the statement that our work is 
as thorough as that done in any institution in the country. 

The College of Music will have a largely increased 
faculty. Mr. Franklin L. Stead, who has so efficiently 
taken Air. Day's place will be the musical director, and 
will be assisted in piano by Miss Dickson, Mrs. Stead and 
Mrs. Lucy Dimmitt Kolp. Miss Kreider will have charge 
of the vocal department and will be assisted by Miss 
Okay. It is not necessary to speak of the work of Miss 
Dickson and Miss Kreider. They have both been con- 
nected with the school for many years and are greatly in 
demand as instructors. Mrs. Stead, Mrs. Kolp and Miss 
Okey are additions to our faculty, ladies of high grade in 
their departments, and we take pleasure in introducing 
them to our patrons. They will sustain the high 
reputation of the College. Prof. Soldan, who is without 
doubt one of the finest violinists in the country, will again 
have charge of the work on that instrument. 

Miss Katherine Dickens Cole will remain in charge 
of the School of Elocution. Under Miss Cole the school 
has largely increased its attendance and the work done in 
that department merits the highest commendation. 

Miss Gertrude Stiles, who has been for several years 
in charge of the School of Fine Arts, will take a much 
needed rest during the coming year. Arrangements are 
now in progress looking towards the appointment of some 
one in her place. Patrons are assured that tlie instructor 
who shall be engaged will be one who can in every way 
sustain the record for the high grade of work which the 
school has already made. 

The past year has been one of the most prosperous in 
the history of the College. The outlook for the coming 
year is very fine. We ask that the alumnae, students and 
friends of the school shall all unite to increase the atten- 
dance, and to continue the growth which the College 
has had for several years. The thoroughness of its 
work in all its departments, its careful and progressive 
management, its remarkable record for healthfulness, and 
its rapid increase of patronage prove that the College is 
worthy of all the kind offices of its friends. 

^ %' # 
In Memoriam. 

Mrs. Helen I inley Keeney, '52, died March 17, at her 
home in Carbondale. She was a member of the first 
class graduating from the College, was one of the charter 
members of the Belles Lettres Society, and taught in the 
primar>' department of the College at one time. After but 
two biief years of married life she was left a widow by 
Dr. Keeney's death, and before her own death at the age 
of sixty-eight, she had lost her only son who died at sea. 

Her life of trial and hardship seemed only to make 
her character more beautiful. 

%, d^ %, 

WITH the June issue the G/-ecHni;s retires to take a 
much needed vacation. The little paper has been most 
kindly received during the past year and its friends have 
most generously contributed copy whenever asked to do 
so. A.bout the 18th of next September it will reappear, 
and it is hoped, with some added attractiveness and a 
lessening of some faults which have been obvious. There 
is but one mission which a college paper ever serves and 
that is to shadow the life that goes on within the college 
it represents and to keep in sympathetic touch with the 
alumnae. The aim has been to realize this one object, 
and in so far as it has attained it, the Greetings has done 
well, but there is no well without a possible better. For 
next year it will strive to attain this "better," and 
with that for a motto it bears the last message of our alma 
mater for the year of '99 to all her scattered daughters. 

1 <-•,* iJ. 



Miss Mabel Hill entertained her two brothers the last 
of May. 

The Misses Burnett, '97, were in the city durinj; coiii- 

Miss Blanche Williams, '99, is to spend the summer 
in Missouri. 

Miss Chrissie Pratt, '98, of Viriiinia, was in the city 
commencement day. 

One of the commencement visitors was Miss Emma 
Evarts, '9S, of Virden. 

Miss Jessie Huci<step, '97, is retained as a teacher in 
the schools of the city. 

Miss Maiie Weldon, '98, of Centralia, was present 
during commencement week. 

Miss Eunice Safer, '96, was the guest of Miss Grace 
Wood during the early part of June. 

Mrs. Kate McElfresh Blair, '84, visited her parents in 
the city during commencement week. 

Miss Ethel Wilhite, of Greenfield, was the guest of 
Lora Henion, '99, during commencement. 

Rev. Dr. Hobbs visited the college commencement 
day to attend the meeting of the trustees. 

It is understood that Miss Nelle Clark, '99, is intend- 
ing to go east to continue her musical studies. 

Miss SadaVertrees is to join the ranks of tlie peda- 
gogues, having secured a school near Murravville. 

Mr. and Mrs. Philiippi and daughter, of Mahomet. 
Illinois, spent commencement with iV^isses Ida and Olive 

Miss Idella Walton, '85, is at present attending tlie 
national convention of teachers ol the deaf at Northan;p- 
ton, Mass. 

Mrs. Mary McElfresh Ciain, '92, has accepted a 
position for the coming year as teacher in the high school 
at Champaign. 

Rev. Mr. Ewert, of Shelbyville, spent the closing 
days of school with his daughter, Anna, v\ho was one of 
this year's graduates. 

On the evening of May 27, Misses Elsie Lavman and 
Nellie Clark entertained the senior class at the latter's 
home most delightfully. 

Miss Ida Yocum, ex '99, visited in the citv June 6, 
attending the commencement exercises of the School for 
the Blind, where her sister graduated. 

Miss Eda Byers, '99, entertained her parents and 
brother during commencement week, and remains in the 
city, the guest of Miss Helen Kennedy, '93. 

Dr. Helen M. Duncan, '91, has been compelled to give 
up her professional work for a time because of ill health. 
She has spent the winter practicing in Chicago. 

Another member of the '98 class who was in town for 
commencement was Miss Lela Smith, of Springfield. Miss 
Tunison, '00, entertained in Miss Smith's honor. 

'Ihe 1. W. C. girls showed their lovaltv to the I. C. 

in the manner in which thev turned out to the inter-col- 
legiate with ribbons flying and with cheers for 'Tllinois." 

Dr. Virginia Rutledge Soliday, a former student of 1. 
W. C, whose home is now in Carrington, N. Dak., was 
the guest of Mrs. Robert Hockenhull during commence- 
ment v.eek. 

We were glad to welcome Elsie Laughney, '98, back. 
She has taught the past year at Saverton, Missouri, and 
has secured a position as teacher in the primary depart- 
ment at Meredosia. 

Mrs. Maud LanintJ Palmer, '88, was the guest of Mrs. 
Belle Short Lambert. '7 3. for a few weeks in June. She 
is with her parents in Petersburg, but will join her hus- 
band, Lieut. Palmer, early this autumn in Cuba. 

The night of commencement Miss Laura Heimlich 
gave a farewell reception to the two outgoing senior 
classes of 1. W. C. and 1. C, and when the good nights 
were spoken 1>he class of '99 had disbanded forever. 

Miss Tanner, the eft'icient teacher of English during 
the past year, is not to rttuin in the fall. She has greatly 
endeared herself to all who have been in any way asso- 
ciated with her and siie carries the good wishes of faculty 
and students as she leaves the I. W. C. 

Miss Stiles, '88, and for eight years instructor in the 
art department also leaves, and not to return. She will 
conduct a sketch class in Racine, Wisconsin, for the sum- 
mer and later study in Chicago at the Art Institute. Miss 
Stiles leaves hosts of friends here who will rejoice in all 
the successes the future holds for her. 

The class of ninety-nine can boast of a \ery young 
member, Frances Ruth Harker, who opened her e\es 
upon this bright world on commencement day. May 30. 
It was truly a commencement day for her, and the class of 
'99 welcomes her into their ranks, giving her their best 
love and good wishes. The name Ruth was given her 
in honor of the baccalaureate sermon of the class, and like 
that Bible Rulh. may she be true to her higher ideals and 
glean golden f-hea\'ts. 

^i, ^ ^^ 

Notes From the Annalists. 

Miss Mary E. Dickson, '88. is to spend the summer 
in study in New York. 

Miss Emma Chase, '89, has gone north to spend the 
summer in Wisconsin. 

The announcement has been made of the approaching 
marriage of Miss Flora Purviance, '95. 

Miss Rachel Stuart, '96, has returned home from a 
delightful winter in Waxahatchie, Texas. 

Mrs. Alice Wight Hall, '85, is at present malting the 
highest use of her musical talent in lulling her infant 
daughter to sleep. 

Miss Flora Best, '93, has been teacliing in a Missouri 
college during the past year. She will study in Boston 
during the summer. 

CoT^LEOE Greetings. 


On July 7 Miss Maynie Belle Henr\-. '9=^, is to wed 
Mr. George Parker Curtis, of Los Angeles, Cal., in v\hlch 
city they wiil reside. 

Miss Reon Osborne '96, is to join the Slierzer party 
of young ladies who will make a European tour this sum- 
mer, sailing the third week in June. 

Miss Ailsie Goodrick, '88, who has been teaching in 
Mary Conner College, of Paris, Texas, is to study this 
summer with Mr. Gandell in Chicago. 

Cards are out announcing the marriage of Miss Vassie 
Willard, eldest daughter of Mrs. Lydia Larimore Willard, 
'67, to a Congregational minister in Denver, Col. 

Miss Ila McClelland, '97, has been studying violin 
and piano in Chicago, where she appeared in concert. 
She now has a large music class in WiUiamsville. 

Besides the graduates of '99 received into tlie musical 
alumnae were two graduates of the seventies, Mrs. Mary 
Woods Read, '74. and Mrs. Mary Goucher Meyer, '77. 

Miss Floryhce Paine Clark, '97, has had a most suc- 
cessful year with the Wilson Opera Company, appearing 
a number of limes in New York City. She is now at 
home for a suminer'srest. 

On the 22d inst. will occur the marriage of Miss Pearl 
Adams to Mr. Charles Albert Johnson, at the home of 
Miss Adams' sister, Mrs. Clement, of li'oodhouse. Their 
home will be in Jacksonville. 

Mrs. Mabel Hooper Kern, '89, was out a month on a 
concert tour witli a concert company from the Cincinnati 
Institute under the management of the lecture Bureau, 
and last summer she sang a week at the Chautauqua As- 

Probably none of the musical alumnae have been 
more actively engaged as teacher and concert performer 
during the past year than Miss Winifred Amy Townsend, 
'95, Chicago. For two or three years she has had charge 
of the violin department of the west side division of the 
Chicago College of Music. She suffered the fracture of 
her right arm a few weeks ago and so was unable to take 
part in the alumnae concert. 

^ ^ ^ 
Alumnae Concert. 

The annual concert given by the musical alumnae of 
the College, took place Monday evening, Ma\- 29. The 
first number on the program was the '•Introduction et Al- 
legro,'' Op. 49, for tv\o pianos, by Godard, played bv 
Misses Hackman and Knollenberg, was a veiv pleasing 
number and was played with an ease wiiich showed the 
ability of the ladies. 

Miss Goodrick's numbers consisted of a Gounod aria 
and a group of songs, all of which showed Miss Goodrick's 
sweetness of voice, and perfect control of it. 

Miss Eleanor Arenz played a group of Nevin numbers. 

which showed her powers of interpretation to good ad- 

Miss Okey sangaseltcticn from the opera "Deborah,'' 
by Meyerbeer, also a song bv Tours and a waltz song. 
These were all given with her usual grace and sweetness 
of voice. 

The remaining numbers on the program were piano 
solos by Miss Keating and Miss Everts; a Weber concerto 
by Miss Melton, with Miss Wharton at second piano, and 
the closing number, Slavonic dances, played by Mrs. See- 
berger and Miss Melton. All of these numbers were artis- 
ticalK' played, and the program was indeed a fine one. 
The proceeds will go to swell the fund for the grand piano 
so much needed at the College. 

4^ 4ir ^ 
Conference Visitors' Report. 

Follow ing is the Report of the Conference Visitors, 
made Ma\' 29, 1899: 

The Illinois Woman's College, situated at Jackson- 
ville and formerly known as the Illinois Female College, 
closed May 30. the most prosperous year of its histor\- — 
the 52d since its founding and sixth under the presidency 
of Dr. J. R. Marker. The attendance, 2^4, is larger than 
rliat of any previous year. 

The graduating class numbered 24. the largest of anv 
yet sent out, and it is especially gratifying to state that 16 
were from the literary department. The increase has 
been in this department, and mainly, too, in the higher 
classes — more than thirty students being graduates of high 
schools, the brightest young women from their respective 
communities. This is a signiilcant fact, adding both to 
tlie standard and the prospects of the school. 

The baccalaureate sermon by Dr. S. W. Thornton, 
and the commencement address by Dr. J. T. McFarland, 
gave great satisfaction and merit highest praise; while 
the exhibit of the school of fine arts, the class day exer- 
cises, the alumnae concert of the College of Music, were 
each par excellence, making in all a notable commence- 
ment week. 

The annual meeting of the board of trustees and con- 
feience visitors was largely attended and the reports made 
to them by all departments of the College and the work of 
the executive committee were highly pleasing. The 
change of name above referred to, which was made at a 
call meeting held March 29th last, was unanimously con- 
curred in. As also the actions of that former meeting in 
asking a twentieth century offering of $100,000 endow- 
ment and $S0,000 building fund, and the ordering ot the 
executive committee to let the contract for the erection of 
a $10,000 addition to the southeast corner of the College 
building. That building is now well under way and will 
be ready for use September 1. It will furnish a much 
needed gymnasium in tlie basement storv; the first floor 



COLLEOE Greetings. 

will enlarge the chapel, a much needed imprtneinent. and 
add also several class rooms, an iiiiperatix'e need under 
the increased and increasing attendance of boarding stu 

The Rev. Wm. McKendree McElfresh, D. D., who 
has been financial agent tor the past eight months, telt 
obliged, bv increasing cares in other directions, to tender 
his resignation, which the board accepted with a vote of 
thanks tor his services. The executive committee was 
then instructed to secure at once an energetic agent to con. 
tinue the work. 

While we rejoice in the financial success of the Wo- 
man's College the past year, we would also record our 
gratitude to our Heavenly Father for the unusual health 
vouchsafed the faculty and students. In the building 
there was not a single case of serious illness and scarcely 
any of milder type— the prevalent grippe not even affect- 
ing many. The unanimous verdict of parents is that their 
children have better health at the College than at home. 

The personelle of the faculty, a strong and a very 
harmonious one, remains about as last year. While we 
lament the loss of Prof. Wallace P. Day. of the College of 
Music, whose death occurred during the vear, we are hap 
py to announce the good fortune of securing Prof, F. L. 
Stead as his successor. He took charge three months ago 
and is already winning golden opinions. His gifted wife, 
Mrs. Mabel Riggs Stead, Mrs. Lucy Dimmitt Kolp and 
Miss Mabel Okey, have been added to the facultv in 
music, and that department is to be greatly enlarged. 

A strong and unanimous vote of confidence was given 
President Harker, and the executive committee was em- 
powered to confer with him, and, if possible, to make ar- 
rangements to extend the period of the contract under 
which he now serves from four to nine vears longer. 

We would respectfully call the attention of parents 
and guardians who may seek an education for girls to the 
merits of this splendid institution, the only Methodist Col- 
lege for women in all the Mississippi Valley, 

And we take pleasure in calling special atierton-to 
the fact that the management is not content in seeking 
merely the intellectual advancement of the students. 
That, indeed, they do earnestly endeavor to secure. But 
their chief concern is that these young ladies placed undt r 
their care shall be inspired and incited to high ambitions, 
noble resolves, and to the development of the best that 
is in them. The best part of the school is in its daily life, 
its home-life of Christliness, its atmosphere of earnest- 
ness, its high standard of social, moral, and religious 
duty, and the constant exemplification of these standards 
in the lives of its teachers. 

Write to President J. R. Harker for catalogue or for 
anv particulars desired. The next school \ear begins 
September 13. 


For Conference Visitors. 

Contributions to the College. 

The motto of this department should be: "A contri- 
bution, no matter how small, from every friend of the 
College each year." 

The board of trustees has unanimously decided that 
an effort must be made in connection with the Twentieth 
Century 7 hank Offering to raise JlOO, 000 for additional 
buildings and improvements. 

Let every friend of the College respond. 

The following subscriptions have been received since 
the last report: 


Mrs. Rachel Harris fjhiilippe. '72 r^.J2S.OO 

Mrs. Flla Yates Orr, '67 ^ 5.00 

Miss Ida Lee, '78 /? I.OO 

Mrs. Clara Rutledge Rapp, '74 K'. 1.00 


Rev. Preston Wood $5.00 

Miss Nellie Arenz, '92. . . . .. ^ ^^ 3.00 

Geo. R. Metcalf.,.Hi*i)un««^^.r!7 yC. 5. CO 

libp,.\i;y fund. 
Miss Trout J2.00 


Jolin R. Robertson J75.00 

Mrs. H. C. Gilchrist lO.OO 

The following is a summary of gifts received during 
the \ear and Ihe totals of (he different funds. 

ALUMNAE fund. 

Amount recei\ed up to May. '9S J729.00 

Amount received the past year J192.00 

Present total 5926.00 


Amount received up to May, '98 J3,859.()0 

Amount recci\-ed the past year 185.00 

Total J+,04+,00' 


Amount subscribed this \'ear $286.56 


Amount subscribed tliis year $20.00 


Class of '99 $25.00 ' 


fetal $141.75 


I oial up 10 May. '98 $1 ,875.35 

Amount received the past \ ear 33^.85 

Total $2,211.15 

Total money gifts received this \ear $1,186.05 

Total of all funds paid $7,649.70 

Many of our friends ha\e not yet responded to our 
call. Every alumna and old s'udeiit should make a 
special effort to contribute something. The College needs 
\'our gifts. You can give monex- to no cause u here it will 
do more good tlian here. Think of the College. Pray 
tor the College, Gi\e to the College. 


•* O '* 
4i- ! . 1 •« 

Vol. Ill 

Jacksonville, III., September, 1899. 

No.!as>s^^saiaaa^^0#i^9##^##!i##0!§'^S^©a.. prime favorite with the women at Chautauqua? 

•S ^ ^ The day before he had given a resume of the 

# Ln^ExvA-XV Y . ^ twenty live years of Chautauqua histor}' and over- 

«fe J^ ran his time. An immense audience liad gathered 

to hear a concert which was to have begun at 4:30 

o'clock. They were not interested in Dr. Buck- 

VAL/Al lUlM tlUriUrlo. ley's paper and showed their impatience unmistak- 

ably, filially breaking' out everv few minutes in 

- __„„_ -^^ , mock applause. But he went right on and finisli- 

Lth^ L i HiK AU.. 1. , , . ,. 

ed Ills reading". 

Chautauqua. N. Y. ^o ^'^^ next day one question was this, "Has 

an audience any rights which a speaker ought to 

Aug. 3rd, 1899. respect?" 

. , ,, , r., . ,-, . . ■•Well," he said, "thafsa driveat me." Then 

I have found the place of that old story, "A 

Modern Utopia," the town, vou know, that was '^^ ^^'^"^ on to explain that he had been asked to 

composed entirelv of women. 1 am sure it was P^^P^« ^hat paper, that it was important, and 

Chautauqua that" the man who wrote the story ''^ "'^^ beforehand aware it would require more 

saw in his dream. I overheard one g-id behind ^''^" ^'^^ t'™'^ ^"""^^'^ ^« •»'"■ ^"^ had asked and 

. ,, -Hi 4 ii 'ni ■ been granted permission to occupy an additional 

me in the ampitlieatre say to another "There s .^ . f-^ 

,, ., , ,ii!,,j-j ,, nfteen minutes and would have finished in that 

nobodv here but a lot of old dried up school . ... 

, ' ,, time it his audience had not interrupted him "all 

,, ' " i ii i, because they wanted to hear a little frasmentarv 

1 ou never saw so many women together, thev . . , ^ ^ ■' 

.^ . , 1 ■ ^ i i,T , ' music. He said, "I felt nervous until that super- 

sav it is alwa}'s so here in August. We have _ . , . , ^ 

, " , r- ■ ii ' J 1 ncial cheering' began and then, why! 1 was bound 

twenty-five women in our cottage and one lone , . 

, o J. r • J! 1 1 1 f would finish and I would have done it, too, if it 

lorn man. But he is a very useful man, he asks 

, , , , ■ i ii i. ui had taken until now. An audience like that have 

the blessing at the table. 

_,, 11 4. 1 J.1 ■ £ 1 J. ii ri<rhts.'' A courteous audience has rijrhts, but a 

The women all take their fancy work to the " '^ 

1 , J r, '1 -1 lu 1 4 ■ set of hoodlums has none." 

lectures and very often while the lecturer is 

strainincr every nerve to shed light on some diffi- ' t'''"'^' °''- '^^"^ ^^'''^'^ "-''^ "''"^" ^'^ "^^^^ '"^ 

cult point, he is confronted by the picture of a ^'^^ Epworth Herald that it was a dangerous 

half dozen woLien in different parts of the ampi- ^hin- to interrupt Dr. Buckley while he is speak- 

theatre raising- up their embroidery and criticallv '"-' '* "'^^^^ ^^ ''^"^'^ ^° ^^ pulverized by a pile 

examining the effect. " driver at once. 

The other day when Dr. Buckley was giving ^he "little fragmentary music" which eight 
his lecture on • 'A Judicial Estimate of Gladstone, " thousand people had gathered to hear was music 
he stopped a minute and said "Can you women furnished by Sherwood, Sol Marcasson, some of 
back there busy with your sczfrng- hear me?" ^^e^^' ^ork City's most prominent soloists and 
So when he was conducting the question box one Dr. Palmer's choir of four hundred voices ac- 
of the questions was "Is it all right for ladies to companied by orchestra, withPlagler at the organ, 
bring their fancy work to the lectures?" "Why A little fragmentary music! Oh! Dr. Buck- 
yes he said," I guess so, some women could under- ley! 

stand a lecture just as well if they sewed as if An e.\;tremely interesting lecture was on the 

they didn't," Think of calling it sewing! He Creoles, given by Prof. Fortier of Tulane univer- 

took up another question, read it, and said, sity. 

"This is so beautifully written, it is the sixth one He denounced Geo. W. Cable in most scath- 

I have found and all in that same beautiful hand- iug terms for depicting the Creole as having negro 

writing. Wouldn't you think five would have blood in his veins, and said that upon being 

been enough for kef?" pressed by a southerner. Cable had admitted that 

Do you wonder that Dr. Buckley is not a he had never had personal acquaintance with a 


College Greetings. 

sing-le Creole. That was not strange when one 
knows they are the direct descendants of either 
the Spanish or the early French settlers, many 
of the latter of the French nobility who took re- 
fug-e in Louisana during- the French Revolution 
and for a time dreamed of building- up a sort of 
new world French empire. 

They were and are exclusive to the last 
degree, speaking- the French language and 
educating their children in Paris and are as un- 
like as possible the uncultured insipid creatures 
of Cable's stories. He - said some persons had 
offered in extenuation that Cable had merely 
written fiction. 

"But," said Prof. Fortier," what right has 
one to misrepresent a people even in fiction. 

The lectures are mainly interesting and in- 
structive and show careful preparation, a few 
only being Emersonian in style, to quote Dr. Bucl';- 
ley again. He said that Emerson was in the 
habit, whenever he had a beautiful thought, of 
writing it on a slip of paper and putting it in a 
bag- and that whenever he was called on to 
deliver a lecture all he had to do was to dive into 
his bag and draw out a hand-full of papers. The 
music is always inspiring even to people like me 
who, as the Missourian said. ' 'have no ears for it. " 

But a new comer feels just like a woman in a 
city store on a bargain day. You know how 
agonizing it is to see things going for nothing and 
know that you cannot carry away everything 
there is in sight. 

But we did give over trying to chase every 
lecture down for one day and that was the da y we 
went to Niagara, as became patriotic Americans, 
and saw the wonderful falls in all their beauty 
and grandeur. 

Speaking of patriotism reminds me of the 
various lectures we have heard on our own 
country. One speaker reasons so clearly on ex- 
pansion and the maniest destiny of the nation 
along that line, and I feel so glad to have a 
settled conviction that it is all right, the Spanish 
war and the butchery of the Pliilipinos and all 
the rest. But I am no sooner settled than 
another eloquent speaker comes along and 
preaches his doctrine of conservatism and I am 
so overwhelmed with my part in the nation's 
iniquitous transactions that I can't sleep for think- 
ing of my sins. I am so glad I don't have to vote. 
I don't believe I ever could be a good republican. 

Buttheone thinghere that thrills me most is 
when Dr. George Vincent comes on the platform 
andsavs "Telegramsl" Instantlva hush falls over 

the thousands before him while he reads the 
names, and I think every heart must beat a little 
faster at the thought, it may be I to whom bad 
news has come. 

And that which g-ives me most pleasure is to sit 
on the upper porch-our room opens outonit-and 
look over the whole scene and feel its peace steal 
into ni}' heart. 

It has been an ideal summer of which even I 
might write a book and then not tell the half. I 
never want to corfie again to let another and may 
be a more critical glimpse mar the first beautiful 
impression, I have picked up an amazing 
amount of miscellaneous information on all sorts 
of subjects and have almost finished my dogwood 

The man-our man at the cottag-e-goesoff into 
roars of laughter every time he looks at it. 

What do you suppose he laughs for? Isn't 
dogwood brown with pink spots in it? I should 
think the embroidery teacher ought to know. He 
wants to know why I make center-pieces, any 
way. and I ask him why he smokes a pipe?. 

He says it's to steady his nerves. 

Exactly, without my "sewing," I should go 
crazy with all these lectures. 


Westport, by the sea. 

July 9th, 1899. 

School closed May l')th, and I left June 27th, 
going- by steamboat down Snake river to Riparia 
and took train for Portland, a twelve hour's trip 
through the grandeur of the Cascades. For 
miles and miles we went along the banks of the 
Columbia whose waters are of such a delicate 
green, with here and there rapids and falls, all 
bordered by cliffs and evergreens. When the pass 
throug-h the main part of the mountains caihe it 
was beautiful be3'ond description, on the summits, 
snow, then, scraggy trees, ne.xt heavier ever- 
greens, laurel, huckleberry bushes, syring-as in 
full bloom, and at the foot tiger lilies, marg-uer- 
ites, corn flowers, clover and immense ferns in 
the greatest profusion. Here and there tiny 
streams and lakes so clear that the bottoms were 
clearh' discovered. 

At intervals were falls, among them Lat- 
ourelle, Multo Nomah (8o0 ft) and Bridal Veil. 

The distance from L. to P. is 400 miles, but 
so beautiful. When I reached P. I went to a 
hotel and registered. 

Afterward in calling on some of mv friends. 




they insisted tliat I remain over the 4th with 
them. I did so and such a good time as I had. 

Visited all the principal suburban towns, as 
P. has a splendid system of car lines, and boats. 

The Willamette runs throug'li the center of 
the city, and so deep that ocean steamers land at 
the docks, 100 miles inland. 

The British men of war were extremely in- 
teresting to me, as were in fact all water craft. 

I must not neglect the flowers of Portland. I 
never dreamed that roses could be so large nor 
beautiful. Many of the houses had their sides 
and porches covered with Marechal Neil and Jac- 
queminot roses, while Sunsets, La France. Papa 
Gontiers were as common as the old cabbag'e 
roses at home, and the bushes grow to such 
enormous size for they live out unprotected the 
year round. Eng-lish Ivy covers every out build- 
ing- and many trees. I noticed several lawns 
surrounded b}' trimmed laurel interwoven with 
English Ivy. 

All vacant lots were covered with corn flowers 
marguerites and ferns of different varieties. 

The 4th was a decided success as far as noise 
and "Dewey Chasers" was concerned, there was 
a long parade of the Orders, business houses, 
craft, militia and naval men. 

At nig-ht had $8000.00 worth of fireworks. At 
llo'clock Mt. Hood was illuminated by several 
tons of red fire that had been previously carried 
up as far as possible, it is 60 mi. distant, but we 
had the unutterable pleasure of walking home, 
could not see breathing room on the cars, walked 
only 3 miles, so they said, but I thought it was3ii. 

From Portland Heights the scenerj' is grand, 
the city is right in Mts. and so many natural 
parks of evergreens, and 5 perpetual snowcapped 
rats are so near. Mts. Hood, Ranier. St. Helena, 
Baker, and Adams. I left P. Wed. eve via 
steamer "Hassalo" for Astoria Ore, got there 
and changed boats, ate breakfast at a restaurant 
at 5 a. m. strolled around the queer old town 
built on piles and mainly composed of salmon 

Had to wait for the tide to g-et out of there. 
The Columbia is over eig-ht miles wide at the 
mouth and there were thousands and thousands 
(no exaggeration) of fishing vessels of every 
description, casting- the proverbial net. A dense 
fog had covered the harbor but by and by it 
scattered. Away in the distance could be seen 
great ocean steamers "first the masts, then the 
sails, and finally the hull of the vessel." 

They said the sea was unusually calm, but 

I thought not. I almost lost the tongue — out of my 
shoe, finally reached Ihvaco where I took a 
narrow gauge R. R. (all on piles) for Nahcotta, 
from there a steam tug across Willapa Bay to 
Tokeluud where I staid all night. 

Got up earh' and took a 4 horse stag'e for 
West port, miles of it was throug'h the densest 
forest of everg'reeus, with moss covered branches, 
and ferns, some over 15 ft. tall, I never saw the 

I was on the seat with the driver and sat 
open-mouth'-d. There were two passengers from 
Iveniess Scotland and it was amusing- to hear 
their remarks. 

Then 3 miles of sand to the beach. You can 
not imag-ine what a g'lorious drive the next 13 
miles was, along the hardest beach, just like a 
pavement, the tide was coming" in and great 
green breakers seemed as if they would ingulf us 
when they -would break into a white spray and 
chase the others to the beach. The straiid -was 
covered with shells, sea- weed, whale's bones. parts 
of wrecks and immense numbers of all sorts of 
sea animals, crabs (larger than big dish pans) 
fish, star fish, etc, etc. Westport is at the 
extreme point of a little peninsula that juts north 
off the western coast of Gra3''s Harbor (Wash.) 

It is a summer resort for Seattle andOlympia- 
people. It was left in its natural state, great 
everg-reen trees, etc. one-half mile east is Gray's 
Harbor full of boats schooners etc, which ply 
between here and neighboring- towns, on the west 
one-half mile is the Pacific, whose eternal "boom 
boom" sound scontinually in my ears. ' 

It is lots of fun to lie on the sand or else 
walk out and let the tide chase you in, sometimes 
it comes faster than one can run and the result is 
wet feet. 

I have not gone in bathing- yet although I 
got a complete bathing- outfit in Portland. 

It is onlj' from 10 to 2 that one can bathe as 
before and after that a stiff breeze blows and it 
is so cold. In the morning and evening I wear my 
heaviest winter underclothes woolen dress and 
when ever I go for a walk wear my winter cloak. 
You can not imagine the rapid change in tempera- 

There is a light house and life saving- station 
here which is interesting to me. 

All the streets are of board, for it is so sandy 
that teams can not get through. 

Away to the North are the Olympic Mts., 
which are still snow capped. I shall g-o home 
via Olympia, Seattle and Spokane, shall visit in 
the latter city. I do not know how long- I shall 
stav here. 

College Greetings. 

LETTER NO., ?>. your hearts to a fuller possession of the Holy 

Spirit and make the precious cause of Tem- 
perance more dear to you I would do it. Truly, 
no hitrher interest could be ours us as a W. O. T. U. 

The Sprixc.s, 

Au"-. 4Hi, IS')-'. 

Came up Saturday, Overworked. Dr. said than our spiritual {^Towtli and the <^-ro\vtli of our 

I must take rest. Nation alony moral and s[)iritual lines. To the 

Slow place, l.)at iishinj;" good. W. C. T. U. not only do the women of America 

Yesterday I yot up at 4:30 ri lid before break- look to. see the most that is to be accomplished 

fast caught one wall-eyed pike, a buster, weighed for God and Home and Every Land, but the 

six pounds. women of the world trust to our faithfulness in 

Wednesday morning, found I hadn't rmishcd hastening the coming of the Kingdom of Right- 

my letter. Everbody said such beautiful drives eonsness. Tlie W. C. T. LI. is the David whose 

about here. Yesterday I took a drive thirty hand God would use in smiting forever the Giant 

miles, horse no good, had to get out and walk up Intemperance and his Philistine Host, and for 

hills, you could hear him l)low for half a mile. this bavid, God has, in these last few years raised 

Nothing- but rocks and hilN, d;in't sec where up a Helper — a Jonathan in a host of rich and in- 

any beauty comes in, flnential Women's Clubs whose object is "to 

Wouldn't grow a turnip patch, very poor soil. create an organized center of thought and action 

Thurs. letter still unfinished. for the promotion of social, educational, philaii- 

Caught a big blue bass. He was a beat, I thropic and literary pursuits and whatever 

tell you. Took a tramp over to the po..^t office, relates to the best interests of the community." 

seven mdes. . In a general way they commit themselves to the 

Found your letter. Fellow yelling under my prohi'bitiou of the liquor traffic, but compare 
window. Wants togo lishing with me. 1 won't this object with that of tlie W. C. T. U., united 
take him. Stopped to tell him so, talks too for the purpose of educating the young, forming- 
much. Says he's going, any v,ay. Well, 1 guess a lietter public sentiment; reforming the drinking 
I've told you all the news. classes, transforming by the power of Divine 

You say you bke long letters. This ought Grace those who are enslaved by alchohol and re- 

to suit you then, moving the dram shop from our streets by law." 

Be a good sister and write right off. To the Woman's Clubs seems not to Le givtn the 

Well, goodbye spiritual vision that has characterized the W. C. 

Fellow still roaring like' a bass drum. Guess t. U. from its earliest beginnings, but they have 

I've gf-ot to take him. an important place in the Divine Economy and 

' {S/Stc?-) "and he calls that resting! — " are carr3'ing- on a much needed work along" lines 

_, ^ „ in which we all have a commi_)n interest but 

o t^ w 

which can not be f<illowed "ut bv an organization 

A WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT. that God has called primarily for the overthrow 

of the liquor traffic. One remarked the other 
(READ EEFOREjj.^E^w. c^.j.^^^ij/ENT.oM day, and I bclieve it, that tile W. C. T. U. can 

no more be supplanted by the Woman's Clubs of 

,, „ ,,,o the Country than the Church. Its work is as 

Mary E. Dick.son SS. ■' . 

eternal as its cause. Elizabeth Stuart Phelps 

once said "Nothing' impresses me so much about 

this Temperance Reform as the Eternity of it. It 

on and on in our individual experience 

If you had onlv ten minutes to talk to me and 
I had asked you to talk ;ind it was your first and. 

probably, would be your last o-.portunity to do ^-^^^ ^^^ j,„,^,„ ,i„^ ^f love itself, Therein 

this ^yhat would you say.' What would you say there seems no beginning and no ending-," 

if you knew that I believed in you so that with j^ j^ certainly right for us in our Woman's 

God's help I would act upon your earnest sug- eiubs, to unite for -mutual counsel and 

gestions, even to the end of mv d*iys. I have i,„pi-ovement, and general educational, literary 

asked this question of you and should you care to and philanthropic work" and it seems that God 

know my own answer to such a question from ^yould thus care for the general concerns of His 

you, you will find it in what I am about to s;iy. ^..^^j-k that those of the W. C, T. U. might, with- 

If 1 could say something that would open out being careful and troubled about manv things. 

■ is. vSij) 


dev'ote their energies of mind, heart and hand to 
the liig-hest — the moral and spiritual needs of 
H^manit^^ Thus far the_v have been faithful to 
their trust. What tliey accomplished along- 
these lines last year in Illinois alone could not be 
told in a report coverinoc over two hundred pages. 
To read that report is to be convinced that God 
has sig'uallj blessed us in the work of every de- 
partment. It will take you several hours to read 
all the report, but it is worth many hours of your 
precious time to know what its pages contain.. 
Follow up the work of our own sixteenth district 
as it is there presented, then gather added inspir- 
ation from the account of the work in the other 
districts. After you liave allowed these g'lorious 
facts to tlirill you as only the truth can, turn 
again to the address of our noble State President, 
Mrs. Rounds, and note how 3'our own zeal has 
been quickened and your vision cleared to ap- 
preciate her helpful sug'g'estions and how much 
3'ou might do in helping- to carry out her ideal for 
you, and the Union. But supposing- you have 
read all this and still your pulse beats slow and 
you lack enthusiasm for this glorious work, take 
this same annaal report ag-ain, and with reverent 
iiug-ers turn the pages marked "In Memoriam". 
Now prepare yourselves for something more than 
a vision of dead hopes. Do you see ia that long- 
list of faithful ones gone to their reward, the 
names of any who ever helped to throw joy on 
your path? Any who have led you toward the 
sky? Vv'ho of us do not feel a heart throb at 
mention of some of their dear names. For the 
first time we read there in bold black letters, the 
name of our loved Frances Willard. Is your 
question still "Why was this waste of tlie oint- 
ment made?" Emily Huntington Miller wrote 
"This question, not unbelieving' Pharisees alone 
ask, but (tOu's own children, tiieir souls tired, 
torn, almost despairing, to see the alabaster box 
broken and the precious ointment v/asted." In 
one of the darkest hours of the civil war, when 
men's "hearts failed them, I was a passenger on. a 
croivded train betvyfcen Springfield and Albany. 
We were detained by a slight accident, and tlie 
g-entlemen were in eager discussion of the 
morning papers. I felt gloomy and desponding-. 
I thouglit of the cost of the war in our own family 
circle; of the g-raves at Shiloh. Roanoke and 
Franklin, the wounds that could never heal, the 
losses that could never be made up. And now 
was it all for nothing-, only treasure spilled upon 
the ground? "Why was this waste of the oint. 
ment?" The" discussion among the passengers 

g-rew noisj'. and at last a portly gentleman, with 
every appearance of prosperity, got up and ex- 
citedly poured out the most violent denunciation 
of the goverment. --It is all a blunder," he de- 
clared, shaking his newpaper, "and now after all 
it has cost us, we are worse off than before. I 
def)' any gentleman to deny it." No one spoke. 
Soon a pale woman, in shabby black, ventured to 
ask, "Did you lose much by the war, sir?'' 
"Lose!" said the man fiercely, "I should say I 
did lose. A good hundred thousand dollars. The 
war cost me dear enoug-h." "It cost me a g-ood 
deal." said the little woman, looking- in his face. 
"My husband was killed at Shiloh and one of my 
boys at I,ookout Mountain. The otiier came 
home to die, and that was some comfort. We 
ha'l a little home in lutliana, but when they were 
all g-one I didn't have much heart to farm it 
alone. Things got behind and I had to sell out. 
I am going- home to Vermont to take care of my 
old father and mother. I put all I had into the 
war, and lost it all, but that's just what makes 
me feel sure it is coming- out rig-ht. The Lord 
doesn't let such tilings go to waste." The angry 
man sat down, the pale little woman looked 
f rig-hteued at her own daring, and the passengers 
silently meditated on the grand truth so bravely 
spoken, -'The Lord doesn't let such thing-s g-o to 

Already the temperance homes of America 
have lost more than can be estimated, fathers, 
sons, mothers, daug-liters have laid down their 
lives in this rigfhteous war against our merciless 
foe and that^ just what should make us sure it 
is coming- out right. 

"He leads us on 
By paths we did not know 
Upward He leads us, though our step be 

Though oft we faint and falter by the way 
Though storm and darkness oft obscure the 

Yet when the clouds are g-one 
We know He leads us on. 
Our leader's rallying cry was not like 

Garibaldi, "I am going to die." Let our hearts 
be again stirred by her words in that last Annual 
Address, "I am not g-oing- to die" she said. '•! am 
g-oing to live. Anybody that wants to follow, 
follow; anybody that wants to falter, falter. I 
do not blame you." Then she added "It is only 
when we feel ourselves at the very core and center 
of our conscio-asness linked with the Spirit of 



COLLEOE Greetings. 


Published 3Iontbly in ttie interest of Illiiiois 

Womans College during the 

College Year. 

BELLA DIMMITT 'ss editor. 



Alumna', Faculty and Students are invited to con- 
tribute arteles, personals and items. 

All communications should be addressed to 

Jacksonville, III. 


One more "first day" has come and g-oue. 
There have been so many of these first days and 
all of them full of the same pleasurable excite- 
ment. The old Colleg-e opens wide her sheltering- 
arms to g-ather in the old girls and the new ones. 
How quickly one can tell which they are. The 
new girls are not quite sure of themselves or 
their surroundings, they are a little doubtful 
whether they are g^oiug to like it all or not. It 
is not quite like the picture they had formed, 
And the strange room mates, how they are scan- 
ned with many a surmise as to how they will 
adjust themselves one to another in a small 
domestic establishment of twelve by fourteen 

The College is so big and the passages are 
so many that it is very much easier to get lost 

than to find one's way and well! I wonder 

if there ever was a new girl who lived out the 
first week without some feeling of homesickness. 

But the old girl passes quickly up the stone 
steps and there is an air about her that bespeaks 
proprietorship. It never occurs to her that the 
new building may have been erected for any other 
purpose than to furnish her that new room with 
the broad outlook on the south campus. And 
she is pleased and e.xpresses her satisfaction with 
the beautiful airy chapel where all her friends 
are to come and hear her on open society nig-hts, 
and she olTers a favorable comment on the new 
east entrance that ought to gTatify the soul of 
any trustee. And then she proceeds to make 
out of the room with the broad outlook on the 
south campus, a year's abiding place that is an 
unwitting expression of herself, her dreams and 
her aspirations. 

(Continued from page 5) 
God, that we can put life into the ingenious 
machinery which tliought, purpose and devotion 
have wrought out for us in the past twenty-four 
years. How often have we said these things to 
one another; how utterly do we believe them! If 
I did not know that they are the Bread of Life to 
us in all that is best of our lives and charac- 
ter, I should be hopeless for the holy enter, 
prise in which we liave embarked. But by the 
light that never slmne on sea or shore, yet trans, 
figured the kneeling faces of those Crusade 

'aJ have rc-atl a righteous sentence writ 

in blazing rows of steel 
•As ye deal with my contemners, so with you 

my grace shall deal; 
Let the Hero born of woman crush 

the serpent v,'ith his heel 
While God is marching on." 
Frances Willard may be waging battles for 
God on some other star and she may be coming 
invisibly to our lielptodav. 

You will pardon a personal reference which 
is necessitated in speaking of one of the many 
ways in which she encouraged us while she was 
yet with us. It was at the time when she stood 
on the eve of that greatest sorrow of her life — the 
separation from her of her angel Mother. It was 
at a temperance Convocation in Lake Bluff. She 
delivered the address on Sabbath evening and 
the climax of that stirring message was reached 
when she recited a poem by one of our Western 
writers. The spirit of it will live forever in the 
heart of at least one who heard it then and I dare 
now to give it to j-ou divorced though it may be 
in your mind from the scenes of that liour. Its 
simple title, 



Behind bun lay the gray Azores, 

Behind the gates of Hercules: 

Before him not the ghost of shores. 

Before him only shore less seas. 

The good mate said : '-Now must we pi'ay, 

For lo! the very stars are gone. 

Brave Adm'rl speak : What shall I say?" 

''Why say, Sail on, Sail on, and on." 

"My men grow mutinous day by day. 
My men grow glastly wan and weak." 
The stout mate thought of home: a.spr.ay 
of salt wave washed his swarthy cheek. 
"What shall 1 say, Brave .^dm'rl, say, 
If we sight not but seas at dawn'?" 
"Why, you shall say at break of day. 
Sail on. Sail on, Sail on. and on!"' 


Tbey sailed and sailed as winds might blow. 
Until at last the blanched mate said : 
'•Why, now not even God would know 
Should I and all my men fall dead; 
These verj- winds forget their waj-. 
For God from these dread seas is gone; 
Xow speak, brave Adm'rl; speak and say." 
He said : "Sail on, Sail on, and on.'" 


They sailed. They sailed. Then spoke the mate: 

"This mad sea sho%v-s its teeth tonight. 

He curls his lip, he lies in wait, 

With lifted teeth, as if to bite; 

Brave Adm'rl say bat oue good word, 

What shall we do when hope is gone?"' 

The words leapt as a leaping sword : 

"Sail on, sail on, sail on, and on." 

Then pale and worn, he kept his deck. 
And peered through darkness, Ah, the night 

of all dark nights. And there a speck — 
A light: a light: a light: a light: 
It grew : a star lit Hag unfurled : 
It grew to be time's burst of dawn, 
He gained a world; he gave that world 
Its greatest lesson : "on and on."' 

The next day an early morning call on one of 
the W. C. T. U. workers at the hotel, found us 
at hand when Miss Willard came down stairs to 
take the bus for an early train back to Cliicag'o. 
She greeted us with a hearty band shake and the 
cheery words "sail on and on." And after she 
was seated in the -bus and it was rolling- away, 
with lighted face and wave of handkerchief her 
voice rang out with the good-b^e words "On and 

That is her call to us today. Do you not 
hear her? 

Now just a word as to how we may obey the 
call. Trust not to the physicians but to God. Be 
Spirit filled! 

The good king Asa "was stricken with a 
dread disease. Yet in his disease he sought not 
to the Lord but to the physicians, and he died." 

Our Country is mortally stricken with a can- 
cerous plague spot whose deep roots are more 
far reaching than the whole Mississippi System. 
Let us not make the fatal mistake of trusting- to 
human help for its care nor of leaving its interests 
to the unthinking ,unchristian multitude. Let 
not the W. C, T. U. think that the burden may 
safely rest at any other door than her own. Let 
ns remember that others will count on us and 
that we must not count on tliem. God is count- 

ing not on the many, but on the few — on you. 
Hear Him say "Fear not little flock, for it is 
your Father's good pleasure to g'ive you the 

Let me close with a double illustration. A 
young woman took her seat beside a stranger, 
another young woman on the swift flying train. 
A few words passed between them. They seem- 
ed no longer strangers though such the world 
would call them but those few sentences had re- 
vealed their spiritual kinship and for the ten or 
fifteen minutes that their journey continued to- 
gether, they talked not of the weather, the peo- 
ple or even the delightful scenery along the road 
but of of Our Heavenly Father's precious teach- 
ing and promises and as trul}' as to the two on 
the way to Emmaus, Jesus Himself drew near and 
went with them. They separated and saw each 
other no more, but their meeting was no accident 
for to each of them came in consequence, stronger 
faith, deeper love and an added joy in the assur- 
ance of God's Presence. In this Convention we 
are meeting for the first time. God has brought 
us together for spiritual strength and encourage- 
ment. God is here. Let us receive Him more 

In one of our cities, two trains were leaving 
the station at the same time but in opposite direc- 
tions. As the trains passed each other a man 
on the rear platform of one of them caught the 
quick look of recognition from a friend on the 
rear platform of the other train, there was a sud- 
den reach of the hand and the eager question — , 
"Have you kept the faith"? "Yea John," was 
the instant answer and the train sped on. The 
questioner entered the car his face still glowing 
with light as from the Throne. Surely none but 
the Holy Spirit Himself could so transfigure a 

To-day we are traveling together. To each 
of us is reached out it may be, the hand of our 
departed chieftain. Hear her say "Have you kept 
the faith." O! as often as this question comes to 
us today, next year, or during the next twenty live 
}'ears of opportunity in the Temperance Work 
let our triumphant answer be with the crowned 
before us. "I have kept the faith." 

"May we with holy zeal go on 
Nor faint though trials come. 
Until we win the victor's palm. 
And reach our Heavenly Home? 


College Greetings. 


Opening Day. 

Oil Wednesday morning- Sept. 12th a larye 
gatherin";- of students, teachers, alumnee, trustees 
and friends of the institution filled the chapel in 
response to Dr. Harker's invitation to the open- 
ing- chapel service of the _year After the devo- 
tional exercises in whichRev. G. R. S. McElfresh 
led in prayer, Dr. Harker addressed the students, 
urging- the accomplishment of something- -^vorthy 
during this momentous last year — the year 1899. 
He emphasized the fact that I. W. O. was pri- 
marily a Christian school, that if failure must 
occur in the student life of any. it -^vould be pre- 
ferable that the failure would be in the intellectu- 
al life rather than the spiritual. 

Students "were urged to connect themselves 
with some society, and the literary societies were 
urged to plan for the erection of society halls. 

Dr. H. "M. Hamill then spoke, in his happiest 
-vien, calling attention to "A'ature's proffered 
greeting" this perfect September morning, and 
oiieriug' his cong-ratulations to the students in 
the beautiful chapel and bright homelike sur- 
roundings, on the College president always at 
the front, on the fact of tliis being a Woman's 
College and not a coeducational school. 

Brief remarks of a congratulatory and re- 
minisceuse order were gracefully given b}' INIrs. 
Vogel.Mrs. Dan Carlos, Mrs.^Vard, Mrs. Lambert, 
Mrs. Lauing and Mrs. Pitner. 

Miss Bertha Joy spoke in behalf of the Belles 
Lettres Society and Miss Margaret ^Balch for the 
PhiNus and Rev. Mr. McElfresh closed the exer- 
cises ^Yith the \Yish expressed of an auspicious 
year of College history. 

Q Q Q ■ • • 


Mary E. Dickson. 

How closely linked with the eternal are all 
the interests of the Vv^oman's colleg-e home can be 
realized only by those Vv'ithin its walls. And 
not to these does this knowledge always come 
with such clear revelation or emphasis as it did 
last Sunday morning. The occasion was the 
first Sunday chapel service of the year, which as 

usual was given especially to the observance of 
the Lord's Supper. It was a time of deep spirit- 
ual impression. Dr. Thornton, Dr. J. G. Bon- 
nell. Rev. G. A. Scott and Rev. Preston Wood 
administered the sacrament. Preceding the 
communion, however, was the christening- of the 
infant of the household, Frances Ruth Harker, 
three months old. Dr. Thornton with fatherly 
tenderness officiated in this part of the service, 
Mrs. Martha Capps Oliver acting- as sponsor. 
As the following poem from Mrs. Oliver's pen 
was read and the service concluded with prayer 
by I^r. Thornton more than one present felt that 
God had surelv set apj.rt this dear child for 
some special mission; 

The ehrysnial drops rest on her brow 

In soft baptismal dew, 
While all the air seems stirred with wings 

From out the heavenly blue; 
We bow our heads in prayer for her 

Who here receives her narae^ 
Christ 1 write it in Thy register 

In characters of flame. 

Sweet be the niifoldiDg of this bud. 

And as its leaves expand 
Let fragrance fill the air around, 

As spice from Samarcand; 
Let airs blow soft around her head, 

and tender skies bend low 
To watch her dawning angel-hood. 

And teach it how to grow. 

These timid, fluttering baby hands — , 

With crumpled rose-leaf palm.s — 
Their's be the ministi-y of love 

To scatter healing balms. 
Who ever saw such blossom things 

As these two tin}' feet? 
May they be strong and swift enough 

To reach the golden street. 

This little soul, let it become 

A home of love divine, 
Where holy thoughts may come and go — , 

As pilgrims to a shrine; 
The sense of innocence and trust 

Live iu this heart alway, 
The sure response to love's demands 

Be swift as now, to day. 

Let nature dovvcr the growing mind 

With bright and sunny mood, 
While happy tempers all combine 

To round her womanhood; 
Her pure intents, her high desires — 

Whatever they may be — 
lyet them, as outstretched bauds, invite 

Celestial company. 




If any grief into her cup 

Distil its drop of rue. 
Let ttiere be compensating joys 

As sweet as honey dew: 
And if — for sometimes this must be — 

The path seems darli and long, 
Let there be stars along the way, 

And through the night a song. 

The ehrysmal drops rest on her brow- 
In soft baptismal dew — 

God bless our little maid, we praj'. 
And make her good and true; 

Whatever be her earthly life 
All holy be its aim. 

Till, at the last, the white ''white stone' 
Shall show the blest "new name." 





and the 

One cominy from the east has the 
view of the new addition that has been 
this summer. 

It joins on to the rear of the cliap 
lony line of the east wall is broken b}' ii spacious 
entrance. .\ new cement walk has been laid 
from the front walk that leads to the court in the 
rear. _ 

The old staye and the stained ylass windows 
of the chapel have been removed, and on a slight 
incline one passes into two large recitation rooms 
that can be thrown into the chapel by the rais- 
ing of tile sliding doors and enlarging it's seating 
capacity by a g'ood 200 or more. The soft yel- 
low and blue tints are repeated in these airy and 
well lighted rooms and give a pleasing eii'ect of 
expansion to the chapel. Back of these recita- 
tion rooms is the vestibule into which the new- 
entrance leads. Here a graceful stair case leads 
to the hall above where are the new bath rooms. 
one large room furnished with innumerable 
hooks and shelves that will be used for the 
storing- of trunks, and rooms which can accom- 
modate many new girls. 

The rooms are large, each having- an immense 
built — in wardrobe arid beautiful new furnishings. 

An extended passag-e way leads into the old 
second hall, and above this on the third hall the 
same arrangement of rooms is duplicated. 

The additional space in the basement gives 
the College two new laboratories and a g-ymnasi- 
um. _ 

The girls whose faith enabled them to en- 
gage rojaiasin the new building last spring- have 
seen their hopes more than fulfilled, and are re- 
joicing- in being- occupants of the new wing-. 


Your letter of July 19th, found me at Ocean 
Grove, N. J. After three months, three delight- 
ful months at the Deaconess' Home and Bible 
Training- School at Washing-ton, D. C. I was 
granted a certificate of graduation in the Super- 
intendents' Course. I was immediately given 
work for the Woman's Home Missionary Society, 
and sent to this beautiful summer encampment 
iu company with a native Korean woman whom 
I am teaching this summer. A summer by tlie 
sea — and under such favorable circumstances — is 
an inexpressible delight to me. iNIy Korean pu- 
pil, Mrs NausaKimHa, returns to the Washington 
Training School the first of September; and I go 
to Kansas City, Kan., to take charge of a Dea- 
coness' Home in connection with Bethany Hospi- 
tal of that city. 

Mrs. Ha is preparing for missionary work 
among her own people to whom she will return 
in a year or two. 

Through the columns of the GREETINGS 
give my love to all of my dear g-irls who become 
more dear to me as the years go b}-. 

Sincerely yours, 

]\I.\RY S. Pegram. 


Our Corridors arc lilled with new laces now: 
faces which will soon be as familiar as those of 
the so called ■■Old Girls." We heartily welcome 
them in our midst, but we cannot as vet, quite 
forget our school mates of last year. Quite a 
number of the old students are back and are 
readv as usual for hard work after their pleas- 
ant summer vacations. Our graduates are many 
of them occupying places quite different from 
those held by girls of their age not so brilliantly 
endowed with intellectual ability. 

Lora Henion '99 is teaching school about 
eleven miles from here. 

Anna Ewert '99 also answers to the title of 
school rnarm in the (ith g-rade at Shelbyville High 

Ray Lewis '99 will study with Liebling in 
Chicago after Xnias. 

May Kendal '99 one of our instrumental grad- 
uates will pursue her studies at the Boston Con- 
servatory this winter. 

Sada Vertrees '99 will teach in the Murray- 
ville school this coming winter. When Sada 



College Greetings. 

turns her stern g'aze upon the tiny seekers of wis- 
dom it is to be hoped that tlicir innt'Ceuce and 
inexperience will Avard off that terrible feeling- of 
"unutterable smallness" with which Sada was 
used to paralize her I. W. C. friends last year. 

Eda Byers '99 will teach at Virginia. In fu- 
ture 3-ears we shall expect some of her pupils to 
attend I. W. C. and if they are influenced by their 
teacher's gracious disposition they will certainly 
captivate the Colleg-e as did their predecessor. 

Man}' of the '99 g^irls if rumor is authority, 
are contemplating views of that most liapp}- state, 
(Again if rumor is correct) of matrim-on}'. Indi- 
vidually and collectively we wish them great joy 
and some time in the future shall expect them t'j 
wish the same to us. 

Alice Abbot '00 has been visiting a large part 
of the summer, andamongher school friends, she 
paid short visits to Paris, tlomer and Highland. 
Strangle to say, she did not notice any prepara- 
tions for the fair in 1900, in Paris. If that is the 
case a number of people who have expected to 
attend will be disappointed. 

Edna Kinne '00 has been West, making- flying- 
trips to most principal points in Colorado, Utah 
and California. 

Nelle Reese '00 and Edith Loose '01 are still 
visiting in the East. They are expected back the 
latter part of the -^veek. 

Glendora Thompson '02 is also East and her 
many friends are -waiting- for fear the East will 
prove so great an attraction tluit she will not re- 
turn at all. If she does return it will probably 
be this week. 

Florence Hunter one of last years girls, has 
deserted us entirely, for a Female (how we I, W, 
C. girls do hate that w-ord) Seminar}- at Asheville, 
North Carolina. 

Several of the girls are showing- their loyalt}- 
to the dear old College by bringing their j'ounger 
sisters back with them this year. Miss Irene 
Kinne and Miss Amanda Loose are two of the 
g-irls who seem like old friends to us because of 
their sisters to whom we are strangers although 
we hope it is not for long. 

There is not one of the old girls who does not 
feel like shedding- tears when Mable Farmer's 
name is mentioned, because Mable has deserted 
us, and it has been noised about that dear Mable 
has at last found her "Fate," about whom she 
used to w^onder and speculate at the instigation 
of the. girls. 

Miss Wood}' of Homer, one of the new girls is 
rooming on the main hall with Miss Thomp- 

Miss Curtis of "Waverly, is also on the main 
hall with Miss Plilsabeck. 

Mis,s Burnett of Waverly, a cousin of the 
]Misses Burnett who graduated in '9S w-ill be with 
us this year. 

Everybody was glad to see our little Reed 
twins come srhiling into the dining- room one 
noon this -week. 

Miss Josephine Wright '00, and jNIiss Mayme 
Frazier also '00 who have formerly boarded out in 
town, will be in the building- this winter. 

]Mi5S Layman '99 of the Colleg-e of Music, will 
resume her literary studies this year and gradu- 
ate with '01. We sincerelv sympathize -with Miss 
La} man as it will be hard to choose a favorite 
between two such charming- classes. 

Elizabeth Blackburn is ill witli malarial fever 
at her home north of town. 

Maud Scliaad a former member of '99 called 
on some of her old friends at the College recently. 

Five I. W. C. girls met at Lake Bluff this 
summer, Florence Tunison, Louise Ward, Eflie 
Hopper, Louise JMoore and Elizabeth Mathers. 

Miss Kreider sang- at the Granville Chautau- 
qtia this summer and in concert at Bluffs in both 
of which places her singing received hig-h praise. 

Two marriag-es have occured among our 
alumnas since the last issue of the Greetixgs. 
On Aug-ust 16tli. Eleanor Louise Arenz was mar- 
ried to Harry Hussey. They took a bridal trip 
through Colorado and will make their home in 
Xew Mexico. 

Mary E. Hillerby '88 and Elmer T. Mendel 
were married in Grace M. E. Church Sept. 19th. 
They went to Washington City and w-ill make 
their home in St. Louis. The best wishes of the 
alumnEe follow- the two brides. 
e o Q 

The senior class held their first meeting- of 
the year September 21. 

Leah Mcllvaine was chosen president, Flor- 
ence Tunison, vice president, MavmeFrazier, treas- 
urer, and Edna Kinne, corresponding- secretary. 
It was decided that two associate editors of the 
Greeting-s be elected from the seniors, and the 
vote given -was for Nelle Reese and Lura Chaft'ee. 
their duties to beg-in -with the October number. 

The election in the junior class held on the 
previous day resulted in the choice of Hedwig- 
Wildi for president, and Alice Hayes for secretary 
and treasurer. 



Vol hi 

Jacksomyille, III , Octobeii, 1899. 

No. 2 



I think that tlie idea of the Female Colleg-e 
orig-inated in the mind of Dr. Akers. He had 
founded the "Ebenezer Manual Labor School," 
and was appointed as its principal by the Illinois 
Conference in 1836. 

It served in that early day as a school of the 
prophets; for from it a number of 3'oung' men en- 
tered the ministry, and some went as missiona.- 
■ ries to the Indians. 

As a conference seminar}', however, it soon 
ceased to exist. 

• A few years after, he conceived the idea of 
establishing' a Methodist school for young wom- 
en in Jacksonville or vicinit}-. 

For this purpose he drew up a paper in the 
summer of 1845 praying' the conference to act in 
the matter. This paper he submitted to my fath- 
er, the Rev. John McElfresh. who had been one 
of the trustees of the Kbenezer school, for 
his sig'nature. He gave it, which was the last, he 
ever appended to ,any document, for he was 
then sick with a disease of which he died a few 
days after. 

But for some reason the matter was post- 
poned till the next year when Conference took 
action, and preparations were at once begun for 
carrying- on the enterprise. 

'■The first meeting of the trustees was held 
Oct. 10, 1846. Present; Dr. Cartwright.P. Akers 
"t-.W. D. R. Trotter, Wm. Thomas, Math. Stacy, N. 
Milburn, Wm. Brown. The ne.xt meeting', Nov. 
7, we find the names of M. Stacy, P. Akers, W. 
J. Rutledge, Wm. Thomas, and Wm. Brownj 

In looking- over the names of that first Board 
of trustees, we pause long- enough to indulg-e 
the sad reflection that only one of all the num- 

ber remains among the living, our venerable friend 
Rev, W. J. Rutledg-e, the rest having' passed on 
to the great majority. 

It seems, from consulting the records of the 
trustee's meetings, that there was some difficulty 
at first in securing a president. 

The first president-elect was tlie Rev. Jolin 
P. Newman, oiir late Bishop. 

He did not accept. Rev. O. R. Howard was 
next elected. Pie also declined. 

At ouemeetingit was resolved to employ pro- 
tem. the Rev. N. S. Bastion, then pastor of tlie 
only Methodist church in the place, but for som^ 
reason that scheme failed. 

In 1848 Rev. J. F. Jaquess was called to the 
presidency, but before he entered upon his work, 
resigned, but was re-elected the next year and 
accepted, but did not take charge at the beg'ining' 
of tlie school 3'ear. 

The school was organized in the basement of 
the old East Charge church in the fall of 1849, by 
Prof. A. W. Cummings, of McKendree Colleg-e, 
who served only a few weeks until president 
Jaquess could begin. 

In the summer of 1849 the corner stone of the 
first building' was laid with appropriate ceremon- 
ies, which some of us who were present can well 
remember. Bishop Janes, on the occasion deliver- 
ed an address of g'reat force and beauty in the 
church to a crowded audience, and then proceed- 
ed to the college g'rounds where in due form he 
laid the corner stone. A receptacle had been cut 
in the stone for a tin box in which was deposited 
many articles of interest, such as a Bible. Metho- 
dist Hymn Book, Discipline, church and city pa- 
pers, names of trustees, &c. The building has 
been repeatedly destroyed by fire, but I suppose 
that box with its sacred contents remains un- 

The design doubtless was, that in ages to 
come, if perchance the building should be de- 
stroyed or removed, the relic hunters or antiqua- 
rians of that distant period might, by this means, 
be able to add something' to ancient history. 

G. R. S. McEliFRESH. 


COLLEOE Greetings. 


Some hours of nearly ever^' day I have for 
a companion a little one who hurries about ever 
intent upon the next tliiny. Ilcr tlioug-hts seem 
to direct her unerrini;iy. She knows her own 
mind, needs no amusing, being a ■•kingdom" unto 
herself. Though the small feet have taken many 
steps they have not yet walked far, and when 
weary she bobs and totters and the whitey-yellow 
liead reaching- just hig-li enough knocks sharply 
ag"ainst cruel corners. Then the sweet movith 
quivers, the blue limpid eyes look up pitifully in- 
to mine, pleading" for a little human sympathy. 

Short arms reach up to "Miumnium" that be- 
ing- the title by which she shows a nice discrim- 
ination, a similar name being- reserved for a 
nearer, I may say her nearest relative; but we are 
related, so much so that some say the blue-eyed 
is thereby confused — but that troubles not her 
small head, she respects us both, and knows a 
curve where a bumped head fits so '-comfy," and 
she nestles thereto have the pain rubbed out and 
hear a soothing- voice murmer "uiummum's dar- 
ling." We fall into reverie stroking- the bumps 
from that head (which is a sacred duty) and 
"mummum" dreamil}' wishes that older heads 
which strike hard corners could know the touch 
of a gentle hand, for the world-weary feet falter 
on — the hard knocks are not wanting- even when 
heads are lifted above the lower strata of corners. 
You are right baby, nestle, breathe in comfort 
while there is yet time. 

Thoug-htful eyes wander to a distant corner, 
a kind of utility nook, where stands a worthy 
sewing- n-iachine, needless to think how many 
miles it has "run," now it g-ets much rest, just a 
short run occasionally to keep in practice; above it, 
representing- another line of work hang-s a yellow 
old diploma, framed! yes, some one who cared 
said long- years ago that it was fairly won and 
should be framed. The owner eyes it now, poor 
old diploma! How yellowed the ribbon; how the 
venerable signatures need touching- up lest they 
vanish as some of their writers have from mortal 
sight. Shall some one add ••formerly" before the 
quaint ridiculous old college name there en- 

Or shall the new name be inscribed beneath 
the old? 

But change which means improvement is 
right. Old times, old ways, old people, all love- 

ly when not adverse to leaving all things bet- 
tered 'by advanced thought. 

Near by the old diploma hangs father's pic- 
ture, yes there is an association of thought, for 
from the time she had toddled by his side just 
tall enough to clasp his fing-er he had cherished 
ambition for his one girl, and it was realized when 
years after she gave into his hand that diploma, 
he a proud and liappj' father, a father of the old- 
en time, a praying father who invoked heaven- 
ly help in rearing his boys and girl. She seems 
now to hear his voice in morning song leading 
the childish voices: -'Lord in the morning Thou 
shalt hear my voice ascending high; 
To Thee will I direct my prayer, 
To Thee lift up mine eye." 
Now that voice sing-s in the heavenh" choir, 
but father then was not far away, and must not 
be disappointed in his one girl. 

"Oh for the touch of a vanished hand. 
The sound of a voice that is still!" 
If perchance interested inquiry notes the fad- 
ed old parchment explanation can be made. Well, 
that is eas}'. 

Blue-eyed is tired of •'resting bones," 
Known sig-ns indicate the acceptability of a 
cup of milk. She has nieditated too (on heaven 
knows what — I can only g-uess. ) She is as yet 
one of the few words but "mummum" knows her 
meaning when she crooks her finger within her 
ros3' lips and says "dood." 


The trouble in the Oldtown church originat- 
with the ladies. It seemed as if they ought to 
settle it. Mrs. Medlar had cimvictions on the 
subject, and longed so to be a peacemaker that it 
is barely possible she mist()i.>k her longing for a 

But her motives were of the purest. Even 
the minister knew that when Mrs. Medlar told 
him of her plan. It was a way she had of putting 
her plans well on the way to consummation before 
she asked advice. 

The minister understood this and said not 
one word when she took him into her confidence 
concerning the peace tea. 

But Mrs. Medlar interpreted his silence fa- 
vorablv and later did not hesitate to sa}' that the 
minister had advised and even proposed the peace 


College Greetings. 


She found him in his study witli the second 
volume of Theolog'ical Institutes open in his hand. 
After she had g'one he quietly kept on reading, 
'•We oug-ht to be satisfied with this, that the 
Ivord deposited with Adam tlie endowments he 
chose to confer upon human nature," and of tiie 
entire apostolic succession since Richard Wat- 
son's time, it is altogether likely that this min- 
ister has been the onlj' one who ever found any- 
thing really laughable in Watson's expository 

It was an exceedingly warm day in midsum- 
mer, but Mrs. Medlar had tig'htly closed the shut- 
ters and drawn down the shades before day. so 
that when the hour for the tea party drew near, 
there was quite a pleasant suggestion of cool- 
ness in the parlor. 

In the dining room the last lly had been forc- 
ed to retreat before the rapid sailing of Mrs. Med- 
lar with a larg-e turkey wing in either hand. The 
table, laid for twelve, was a vision most refresh- 
ing on a hot afternoon. Twelve lettuce leaves, 
crisp from the ice, lav on twelve little gold-rim- 
med sauce dishes and each lettuce leaf held a cool 
salad. The crushed ice tinkled ag'ainst the crys- 
tal sides of the pitcher, and the pat of butter lay 
on a frozen slab. Everything was designed with 
an e3'e to cooling-otf effects. 

It was never certainly known how Mrs. Med- 
lar had managed it that each of the eleven ladies 
who found herself in Mrs. Medlar's parlor that 
afternoon was unaware that the other ten were 
expected. It was most successful!}' executed, so 
far as the surprise went. 

Each had broug'ht some task of needle work, 
and at once fell to work with an energy that the 
July afternoon hardly seemed to warrant. 

It was cool, even to chilliness, where the la- 
dies sat. 

Mrs. Medlar, having put the finishing' touch- 
es to her tea-table came in and sat down. 

"My dear friends," she began, a little nerv- 
ously, "I have asked yon to my house this after- 
noon that we may have a little quiet talk" — that 
was exactly what she had said to each one of the 
eleven ladies beforehand. 

A little quiet talk! 

And twelve ladies! ! 

"About the church difficult}'," pursued Mrs. 
Medlar. "We have all said things we oughn't 
to have said-" 

"I don't know as you have any occasion to 
speak for anybody but yourself , Susan Medlar," 
interrupted a large lady, a person with great 

force of character. "I don't know as I've said 
anything I oughn't to." 

"Didn't you say," demanded a tall tliin lady 
"that the paintin' on them church seats was the 
poorest job of work you ever see?" 

"I don't know but I did,,' returned the larg"e 
lady, with enjoyment. "I ruined the back 
breadths of my best black silk, sitting on one of 
the seats." 

"My husband did that job" snapped the thin 
lady, and having said that could say no more. 

"I am very sorry," remarked the lady, ambig- 

"You said I took missionary money," came 
from another corner of tlie room. 

"I did not." flatly denied the fat lady. 

"You did," chorused a half dozen voices. 
"^Irs. Perkins heard }ou!" 

Mrs. Perkins endeavored to make her de- 

There was a wild mingiing" of "you said," 
"I said," and "she said," and some were on their 
feet, and one lady was shaking her fist under 
another lady's nose. 

And in the midst of it all. poor distracted 
Mrs. Medlar slipped out of the back door and 
ran through the back streets to the parsonage. 

"Oh! where is Bro. More?" she asked wildly, 
wringing her hands and frightening the minis- 
ter's wife lialf to death. 

"Is anybody dead?" cried the minister's wife, 
laying hold of her visitor, who was then half way 
up the stair case. 

"Yes," wailed Mrs. Medlar, whose v.'its were 
wool-gathering, "eleven of them!" and ap- 
palled by the awfulness of such a visitation in 
one familv the minister's shocked wife felt as if 
she could bear no further particulars just then. 

"What is it?" begged the minister, alarmed 
at the sudden fling'ing' open of his study door, pre- 
pared for fire, or flood, or both. 

"They're there," gasped Mrs. Medlar, short 
of breath from running, "the whole eleven of 

And t'liey're at it! I want you to come over 
and help us." 

It dawned on the minister that this was the 
afternoon of the peace tea, 

"Help you?" he said — "aren't eleven of 
you enoug'h?" 

"They're eleven too many," she wailed. 

"Come over and quiet 'em," and down the 
stairs she darted. 

The minister was a good man, but he had his 
share of the fallen nature. 

Nothing but a realization of the "endov.'ment 
bestowed upon Adam" could ever have explained 
the cause of the very uuministerial mirth that 
convulsed him as the door closed. 



COLLEGE Greetings. 

He knew Mrs. Medlar v^-as retracing- her steps 
in the iirm belief that he would follow, but he had 
no intention of getting" himself into a lioriiet's 

He went down the stairs, got his hat from 
the hall, and stole softly out of the house. 

As JNIrs. Medlar approaclied tile field of ac- 
tiou, it seemed to have grown ominously still. 
She went inside. 
The parlor was vacant. 

Full of foreboding-, she hurried into the bed- 

I^ot a bonnet was in sight. 
She passed out into the dining room. There 
was the table — set for twelve— the curled edgjs 
of the lettuce were crisp, cool and green as e\er, 
and the evidences of her culinary skill were in 
their untouched glory. There \vas enough cc:>ld 
tea to last the family until Thanksgiving, even 
if they gave their whole time and attentitiu to the 
consumption of that mild peace Ijrew. 

Those pink slices of cold tongue. That per- 
fect table, wasting- its sweetness! 

But the dispenser of peace tea had no ti;ne 
for bitter reflections, 

She rushed to the front door and peered along 
the highway fnun viiiich she had compelled them 
to come in. 

It was a long- straight sweep. At intervals, 
most irregular, by pairs, and singly, the eleven 
were walking- up the street. 

Should slie run after them? 
For one irresolute moment she stood iooking- 
out upon the departing eleven. 

Should she go in and eat up the feast? 
That, too, was dismissed as inexpedient. 
There was too much cold tea. 

One more inspiration sug-gested itself. Slie 
flung her apron over her head, and sought the 
back street to the minister's. 
He. too, had g-one! 

Mrs. Medlar's peace tea has ]iassed into his- 

For almost thirty years it has successfullv 
held it's place as the most unique celebration 
that Oldtown ever had. It is a favorite topic 
with the Oldtown men. They dwell on it and 
chuckle over it. 

And. yet. all they know of it came tlirough 
the miriister. who confessed to spending- the most 
of the afternoon in the hay mow, and who re- 
ceived all his information from Mrs. Medlar, who 
spent the greater part of the time during which 
the peace tea took place in vibrating- between 

her house and the parsonage. 

The eleven have never opened their mouths 
upon the subject once in all these thirty 

The curious part of it remains to be told — 
there is still trouble in the Oldtown church. 



The fairv knight had been gathering- the 
Queen's taxes. He had toiled all day and had a 
basketful of gold. 

It was so lieav}' that his frail wings quivered 
with weariness and at last failed him utterh'. 

He looked about him and, always mindful of 
his treasure, wondered where he might rest in 
safety for the nigdit. 

Onh' a little way off his sharp eve fell upon 
a ^\ avside inn. 

It was of lovel}' whiteness in the moonlight 
and promised such sweet repose that the wcaiy 
knight hurried inside and went straight to the 
inner chamber where a couch of golden down was 
already spread. 

A canopy of crinkled white over-arched the 
couch, and in a moment he had curled up under 
it's shelter and was fast" asleep. 

Now an ogre had slept in the golden bed on- 
ly the nig-ht before. 

He had found it soft, and the delicate odor 
perfuming- the inn, had delighted even his coarse 
senses, and he had determined to occupy it alto- 

He came creeping in with stealthy tread, and 
when he reached the inner chamber, there lay the 
kflight under the white canopy. 

"Aha!" exciaimed the ogre to himself, his 
hideous eyes gloating over the sight, "and so . I 
have caught you napping, Sir Knig-ht. I met you 
today and you rattled your sword in my face. 
Much good that sword will do you now. Sleep 
on, for you will never sleep again in mine or anv 
other Ijed. I shall feast on you tonight, and 
scatter the Queen's gold to the winds." 

He set to work, but so quietly that not a 
movement disturbed the inn's repose. 

The wings of the fairy knight were spread 
apart, and the ogre was fast binding- them with 
many stranded ropes, when suddenly there was 
the rushing- of a wind outside, so fierce and strong- 
that it shook the w-hite inn to it's foundation and 
set the walls swaying- violently back and forth. 

The fairy knig-ht awoke, and in the flash of 
lighting- that followed and lit up the inn, he saw 
the ogre, pausing- a second to listen to tlie storm. 

In a trice the fairy knight shook his wings, 
free of the ropes, and pounced upon the ogre. 

CoLLEOE Greetings. 

The ogre's arms were mighty and strong- 
aud they wound around the body of the knight. 

The walls of the inn rocked again, and the 
violence of the light inside was greater than the 
fury of the storm outside. 

The hold of the fierce arms tightened, as the 
knight unsheathed his sword. He sent it straight 
into the head of his foe. The ogre's arm quiv- 
ered and fell away. The knight dragged the 
body to the door aud shoved it out and it fell 
down — down — down, and the rain pelted it all 

The fairy knight went back to the downy bed 
aud finished his sleep. 

In the morning- the • 'little one" to whotn I 
told the tale laughed and clapped her hands, for 
there was poetry in her soul. But this was what 
she saw. A spider dead on the ground aud a bee 
crawling out of the yellow heart of a lily. 

He rested for the space of a second on the 
crinkled petal and with a deft motion of liis jaws 
and fore legs, kneaded the golden dust of flower 
stamens into a neat ball and passed it back to the 
hollow of his hind leg which the German bee- 
masters call the "basket." 

A moment more and he has flown oil to some 
distant hive. 

Q O u 


I was once upon a journey and owing to some 
ntisapprehension found myself upon the wrong' 
train, and. then, a moment later found myself off 
the wrong train with a prospect of spending' 
ten hours in a little Missouri town v.hose very 
name was unfamiliar to me. 

Off to the right of the station was a fringe of 
wood which looked inviting, and 1 followed a 
footpath which, leading to it, wound around and 
up a hill. Further down was a laz}' stream with 
willows fringing it's banks where some boys sat 
fishing. I stopped to ask tliem tlie name of the 
stream and they said it was Salt river. 

Salt river! — I thought of the men who had 
sailed up that historic stream, and was glad to 
learn that the fishing was good. 

The shade was ample, and I sat down on the 
snake-like roots of an oak. 

Overhead was a pair of birds intent on build- 
ing a nest, and I grew absorbing'ly interested in 
watching this one pair, out of a whole world-full 
of other pairs, who had entered upon the toil of 
housekeeping strictly upon the co-operative 

It was working very well just then, but I sup- 
pose it all ended before the summer was over, as 
some end-of-the-century matches do, in a divorce 

and a re-mating. 

Later, came a stroll throug'h the town, i:p 
and down the sinuous sidewalks